Alameda CA has largest number of Victorians per capita in the world

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Did you know that.... Alameda has the largest number of Victorians, per capita, than any city in the world.

San Francisco Business Times featured Alameda CA...and pointed out that Alameda

  • Has the largest number of Victorian homes per capita, than any city in the world
  • Has the second highest number of boat slips per capita of any city in the world, after Marina Del Rey
  • Home to the oldest operating municipal electric system in California.

Focusing on the subject of Victorians....

San Francisco is also famous for its many gorgeous Painted Ladies gracing the City. And to think that at one time, the City almost lost its Victorians due to an effort to "modernize".

In Alameda, we also lost many Victorian Treasures --- one can see pictures of some of those gorgeous buildings in the book Alameda: An Architectural Treasure Chest by Dennis Evanosky. Today, one can take a tour, as suggested by San Francisco Chronicle in an article "Alameda Victorians: Architectural Tour of the City."

 

Short walking tour of Victorians

But if one has very limited time to tour, go to this one place: Franklin Park in the heart of the famed Gold Coast. It's surrounded by many beautiful and historic buildings, many of them amazing examples of Victorian architecture. Walk around and you will see many Victorians as well as other architectural styles.

Here are some examples

 

Victorian in Alameda CA

 

 

Victorian in Alameda CA

 

Victorian in Alameda CA

 

Victorian in Alameda CA

 

Victorian in Alameda CA

 

Victorian in Alameda CA

 

P.S. All the photos, except for the top two, were taken using my iPhone, and edited using Picasa.

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Pacita, I loved the pictures of the Victorians, my First house in Waterbury Ct was a Victorian:))

Mar 21, 2013 04:10 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Judging by the photos Pacita, Alameda has some of the most beautiful Victorian homes.

Mar 21, 2013 05:36 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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My sister has a B-utiful Victorian not tooo far from you in San Fran....such character and detail...unrivaled anywhere and you have captured it here !

Mar 21, 2013 07:55 PM #3
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Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

I love the old Victorians Pacita.  One of these days I really need to take a tour of Alameda.  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 22, 2013 08:44 AM #4
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
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Endre -- I've always loved Victorians....so happy I now live in Alameda where there are so many of them

Tom -- Alameda does have a fabulous collection of Victorians

Sally and David -- so many Victorians, so few pictures :)

Jim -- when you get a chace, come see me.

 

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