Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Prescott Oakland Point Neighborhood

The Prescott Oakland Point neighborhood is one of the oldest residential and commercial areas in Oakland.

Most of the houses are historic Victorians built between 1860 and 1900.

Oakland Point, was the terminus of the first transcontinental railroad and is one of the most intact Victorian districts in the state.

It became home to a diverse community of Europeans, Mexicans, Asians, and African Americans.

It remains a thriving socially and ethnically mixed neighborhood, and is centrally located minutes from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and Highways 580, 880, 980, and 24.

The Prescott-Oakland Point Neighborhood Association community group's boundary is defined within Mandela Pkwy (East), 7th Street (South), West Grand (North), San Francisco Bay (West) encompassing the "Central Station" development and Oakland Army Base.