Historical Markers StoppingPoints.com Historical Markers, Sightseeing & Points of Interest Scenic Roads & Points of Interest
About Us | Photo Gallery | Free Widgets | Featured States | Search Site
HomeCalifornia → Alameda Historical Markers

Alameda County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Alameda

Alameda County Historical Markers

Alameda County Churches
Church of St. James The Apostle
This church, founded under authority of Bishop Kip, first Episcopal Bishop for California, has given uninterrupted service to this community since Jun... [click for more]

Coast Guard Lightship WLV 605: Relief (decommissioned)
Lightships were floating lighthouses anchored in areas where it was too deep, expensive, or impractical to construct a lighthouse.  Lightship WLV... [click for more]

First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Designed in 1889 by Walter J. Mathews, this solid masonry Romanesque church departed radically from California's traditional Gothic wood frame constru... [click for more]

Mission San Jose
On June 9, 1797, troops under Sergeant Pedro Amador, accompanied by Father Fermín Lasuén, set out from Santa Clara for the spot that the... [click for more]

Alameda County Schools
Site of College of California
The University of California, chartered March 23, 1868, used buildings of the former College of California between Franklin and Harrison and 12th and ... [click for more]

Site of First Public School in Castro Valley
This site was part of the original Don Castro Land Grant. In 1866 pioneer settler Josiah Grover Brickell donated it for 'educational purposes only' an... [click for more]

Site of Saint Mary’s College
Site of Saint Mary's College, 'The Old Brick Pile,' 1899-1928. Plaque placed by Saint Mary's College Alumni, April 25, 1959.... [click for more]

University of California, Berkeley Campus
These landmarks form the historic core of the first University of California campus, opened in 1873: Founders' Rock, University House, Faculty Club an... [click for more]

Alameda County Courthouse
Site Of First County Courthouse
This is the site of Alameda County's first courthouse where county government began on June 6, 1853. Officials met in a two-story wooden building erec... [click for more]

Alameda County Historic Homes & Houses
Camino of Rancho San Antonio
The Camino of Rancho San Antonio ran from Mission San Jose to Fruitvale, and later to San Pablo by way of Oakland and El Cerrito. The word camino mean... [click for more]

Estudillo Home
Site of the last home, built about 1850, of José Joaquín Estudillo, grantee of Rancho San Leandro, and his wife, Juana Martínez d... [click for more]

Francisco Solano Alviso Adobe
This building, erected in 1844-46 by Francisco Solano Alviso, was the first adobe house to be built in the Pleasanton Valley. It was originally called... [click for more]

Joaquin Miller Home
Joaquin Miller, 'Poet of the Sierras,' resided on these acres, which he called 'The Hights,' from 1886 to 1913. In this building, The Abby, he wrote C... [click for more]

Pardee Home
The property was built by prominent Oakland pioneer Enoch Pardee, who was a state senator and representative to the Assembly. He was also mayor of Oak... [click for more]

Peralta Home
The first brick house built in Alameda County, the Peralta home was constructed in 1860 by W. P. Toler for Ignacio Peralta, early San Leandro Spanish ... [click for more]

Rancho San Antonio (Peralta Grant)
Governor Pablo de Sola, last Spanish governor of California, recognized the forty years' service of Don Luís María Peralta by awarding h... [click for more]

Alameda County - General Interest
Alameda Terminal of the First Transcontinental Railroad
With the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 authorizing construction of a railroad and telegraph line, the first concentration of activity was east of Sacra... [click for more]

Berkeley City Club
The Berkeley City Club was organized by women in 1927, to contribute to social, civic, and cultural progress. The building, constructed in 1929, is on... [click for more]

Concannon Vineyard
Here, in 1883, James Concannon founded the Concannon Vineyard. The quality it achieved in sacramental and commercial wines helped establish Livermore ... [click for more]

Cresta Blanca Winery
Here Charles A. Wetmore planted his vineyard in 1882. The Cresta Blanca wine he made from its fruit won for California the first International Award, ... [click for more]

Croll Building
This building is closely associated with sporting events significant to the history of the City of Alameda, the San Francisco Bay area and the State o... [click for more]

Leland Stanford Winery
This winery was founded in 1869 by Leland Stanford -- railroad builder, Governor of California, United States Senator, and founder of Stanford Univers... [click for more]

Livermore Memorial Monument
Robert Livermore, first settler of Livermore Valley, was born in England in 1799. He arrived in Monterey in 1822 and married Josefa Higuera y Fuentes ... [click for more]

Mills Hall
When Mills Seminary, forerunner of Hue college, transferred its operations to Oakland from Benicia in 1871, it moved into a long, four-story building ... [click for more]

Paramount Theatre
This is the 'Art Deco,' or 'Moderne' style of movie palace built during the rise of the motion picture industry. The Paramount, which opened on Decemb... [click for more]

Peralta Hacienda Site
One of California's original Spanish colonists, Luís Peralta received the first and largest Mexican land grant. His hacienda was the nucleus of... [click for more]

Piedmont Way
Piedmont Way was conceived in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmsted, America's foremost landscape architect. As the centerpiece of a gracious residential comm... [click for more]

Rainbow Trout Species Identified
The naming of the Rainbow Trout species was based on fish taken from the San Leandro Creek drainage. In 1855, Dr. W. P. Gibbons, founder of the Califo... [click for more]

San Leandro Oyster Beds
During the 1890s the oyster industry thrived until it became the single most important fishery in the state. Moses Wicks is supposed to have been the ... [click for more]

Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees
Until at least 1851, redwood trees on this site were used as landmarks to avoid striking the treacherous submerged Blossom Rock, in San Francisco Bay,... [click for more]

Site of Nation’s First Successful Beet Sugar Factory
E. H. Dyer, 'father of the American beet sugar industry,' built the factory in 1870 on a corner of his farm. It began to process sugar beets on Novemb... [click for more]

Site of Shell Mound
It is said that the Indians who came to this site camped just above the shoreline. The shells they threw aside from their catches of shellfish eventua... [click for more]

Site of The China Clipper Flight Departure
Pan American World Airways' fabled China Clipper (Martin M/130 Flying Boat) left Alameda Marina on November 22, 1935. Under the command of Captain Edw... [click for more]

USS Hornet
In 1991 the Hornet was designated a National Historic Landmark both for its service in the Pacific in World War II and as the recovery ship for the Ap... [click for more]

Ukrania, Site of Agapius Honcharenko Farmstead
“Ukraina” is the site of the farm and burial place of the Ukrainian patriot and exiled orthodox priest Agapius Honcharenko (1832-1916) and... [click for more]

Vallejo Flour Mill
In 1856, José de Jesús Vallejo, brother of General M. G. Vallejo, built a flour mill here, on his Rancho Arroyo de la Alameda. Niles was... [click for more]

Wente Brothers Winery
Here the first Wente vineyard of 47 acres was established by C. H. Wente in 1883. In 1935 his sons, Ernest and Herman, introduced California's first v... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009