Jack London
On rock near Heinhold’s
48 Webster St., Oakland
Jim Garrison
Additional Info : Jack London, Jack London State Park

 JACK LONDON
JANUARY 12, 1876 – NOVEMBER 22, 1916

OAKLAND’S FAMED NATIVE SON WAS THE NOTED AUTHOR OF
“CALL OF THE WILD”, “THE SEA WOLF” AND “SOUTH SEA TALES”. HE WAS AT VARIOUS TIMES A SAILOR, ALASKAN GOLD MINER, SALMON FISHER AND LONGSHOREMAN. FOR A TIME HE WAS INVOLVED IN MAKING SOCIALIST SPEECHES AND SERVED AS A WAR CORRESPONDENT IN DIFFERENT
PERIODS IN THE FAR EAST AND MEXICO.

DEDICATED AT JACK LONDON SQUARE
BY THE JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER
E CLAMPUS VITUS
APRIL 16, 1977

 

Croll’s Bar
1400 Webster, Alameda
(Plaque missing)
Geno Fambrini
Additional Info : Alameda Boxing History

“CROLL’S BAR”

100 YEARS OLD IN MAY 1979, A BAR SINCE 1879, SURVIVOR OF A
LOCOMOTIVE BOILER EXPLOSION IN 1903 AND THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE
OF 1906, STILL SERVES PATRONS TODAY. THE MAHOGONY BAR, STILL IN
USE, JOURNEYED AROUND THE HORN IN 1902. IN THE LATER 1890’S PROFESSIONAL BOXING AND BASEBALL WERE INITIATED IN CALIFORNIA
BY JOHN CROLL SR., MAKING HIS SPORTING EMPORIUM AND HOTEL
WORLD RENOWNED.

DEDICATED BY
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER #13
E CLAMPUS VITUS
FEBRUARY 23, 1980

 

Dunsmuir House
2998 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland
Bill  Walters
Additional Info : Dunsmuir Estate

DUNSMUIR HOUSE

WITHIN THIS CRESCENT SHAPED VALLEY IS THE BEAUTIFUL 37-ROOM DUNSMUIR HOUSE, AN EXAMPLE OF COLONIAL REVIVAL VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE. BUILT IN 1899 ON A 415 ACRE ESTATE BY ALEXANDER DUNSMUIR, HEIR TO A CANADIAN COAL AND LUMBER FORTUNE, FOR HIS BRIDE MRS. JOSEPHINE WALLACE. HE DIED IN 1900 AND SHE IN 1901.
IN 1906, HER DAUGHTER EDNA WALLACE, SOLD IT TO THE I. W. HELLMAN,
JR. FAMILY WHO USED IT AS A SUMMER RESIDENCE FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS. NOW LOCATED ON A 40 ACRE SITE, IT BELONGS TO THE CITY OF OAKLAND AND IS BEING RESTORED BY DUNSMUIR HOUSE AND GARDENS, INC.,
A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION.

DEDICATED OCTOBER 6, 1984
BY
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS
5989

 

Spengers Restaurant
4th St., Berkeley
Chuck Gavrilis
Additional info : Spenger’s

SPENGER’S FISH GROTTO

CENTENARY PLAQUE
1890-1990
1865
JOHANN SPENGER LEAVES BAVARIA TO SETTLE IN BERKELEY.
1890
JOHANN BUILDS HIS HOME, ONE ROOM COUNTRY STORE AND FISH MARKET AT THIS SITE.
1930S
FRANK, HIS WIFE MARCELLA AND SON FRANK (BUD) EXPAND TO PRESENT DAY
RESTAURANT AND FISH MARKET.
1990
FRANK (SPANKY), FOURTH GENERATION OF SPENGER FAMILY IN AMERICA,
CONTINUES FAMILY TRADITION THROUGH CENTENARY YEAR.
AVE SPENGER! COENATURI TE SALUTAMUS!
DEDICATED APRIL 7, 1990
JOAQUIN MURRIETA, CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

Key Route Train Station
41st & Piedmont, Oakland
Ray Bonetti
Additional Info : Key Route Oakland, Key Route System

KEY ROUTE
TRAIN STATION
ON THIS SPOT ON JUNE 1, 1904, THE FIRST KEY ROUTE ELECTRIC TRAIN ARRIVED TO BE WELCOMED BY A CROWD OF EXCITED RESIDENTS. FROM
A NEW FERRY PIER ON THE BAY OFF EMERYVILLE IT HAD BROUGHT
OFFICIALS AND GUESTS TO A DEDICATION CEREMONY HERE. KEY
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, BORAX SMITH, WELCOMED THE CROWD TO
THE LATEST FORM OF RAPID TRANSIT. IN 1937 A NEW STATION WAS BUILT
FOR STREAMLINED TRAINS WHICH STARTED RUNNING OVER THE BAY
BRIDGE IN 1939. TRAIN TIME FROM HERE TO FIRST AND MISSION ST. IN
THE CITY WAS 27 MINUTES. THE LAST TRAIN LEFT FROM HERE AT 6:45 PM
ON SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1958.

DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 7,1991
BY PIEDMONT AVE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
AND
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13 OF E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

Shade Tree
48 5th Ave., Oakland
Frits Fynaut
Additional Info: H. Carpentier

THE HISTORY OF THE SITE OF THE SHADETREE
THIS BAY FRONT SITE ORIGINALLY BORDERED OHLONE INDIAN SETTLEMENTS. IN 1820 THE SPANISH CROWN GRANTED IT TO LUIS MARIA PERALTA. THE AREA WAS ACQUIRED BY HORACE CARPENTIER ,
(FIRST MAYOR OF OAKLAND), IN 1852. HE THEN FOUNDED THE OAKLAND WATERFRONT COMPANY. IN 1892 CARPENTIER SOLD THE SITE. BEGINNING WITH PACIFIC CARBONIC GAS CO. IN 1893, THIS SITE HAS BEEN OCCUPIED
BY SEVERAL IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES. IN 1979, FORTUITOUSLY, IT WAS ACQUIRED BY THE HON. ROBERT A. SCHULTZ.

DEDICATED NOVEMBER 13, 1993
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS

 

Kennedy Tunnel
Tunnel Rd.&Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Jamie Korynta
Additional Info: CoCo Times, Original Tunnel Photo

KENNEDY TUNNEL

OPENED IN 1903, THE TIMBER-LINED KENNEDY TUNNEL WAS THE FASTEST ROUTE BETWEEN OAKLAND AND LAFAYETTE, SAVING FOUR HOURS OF DRIVING AROUND THE SAN PABLO RESEVOIR. IN 1914, IT WAS WIRED FOR LIGHTS AND RENAMED THE BROADWAY TUNNEL. IN 1937, AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE CALDECOTT TUNNEL, THE KENNEDY TUNNEL WAS CLOSED TO MOTOR CARS, ALLOWING ONLY FOOT, HORSE AND TWO WHEELED TRAFFIC. IN 1947, THE TIMBER-LINED TUNNEL WAS
PERMANENTLY CLOSED DUE TO REPEATED CAVE-INS AND RISING MAINTENANCE COSTS. IT FINALLY SUCCUMBED TO NATURE IN THE LATE 1960’S AND THE MEDIAN LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF OLD TUNNEL RD. AND SKYLINE DR. IS THE ONLY REMNANT EXISTING TODAY.

THE MEDIAN STILL HOLDS THE ORIGINAL DEDICATION PLAQUE AND FLAGPOLE.

DEDICATED JULY 10, 2010 (6015)
JOAQUIN MURRIETA CHAPTER NO. 13
E CLAMPUS VITUS