Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pavement Markers, Neighborhood History, etc.

A habit that I picked up from from the Oakland Sidewalk Stamps blog is looking at all the cement date stamps on the sidewalk as I walk around town.  Every now and again I find one that has an impressive date and I snap a photo of it.  The nice part about walking around Alameda, especially the side streets on the east end of town, is that there are a lot of older stamps.  The island's layout of streets and sidewalks has remained largely unchanged since about 1910 and a lot of the original pavement is still there, just patched every so often.  The above photo is from the east side of Grand Ave., between Lincoln and Union.

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