Friday, January 6, 2012
Slow progress on Seventh Street...
West Oakland’s Seventh Street has witnessed its share of changes over the years.
As the western terminus of the First Transcontinental Railroad, Seventh Street served as a business and cultural center for decades through the early- and mid-20th century. But changes in transportation including the addition of freeways, the diminishing role of the railways and eventually the addition of the BART system cut West Oakland off from downtown and the waterfront, transforming this once vibrant and creative community into just another stop along the route to San Francisco.
The complete story at Oakland Local, click here