Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents Woody Walk Gold Coast Glimmers Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents
Woody Walk
Gold Coast Glimmers

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Join historian Woody Minor on a tour showcasing the architecture of Alameda’s premier historic neighborhood.
Meet at Franklin Park, Morton Street and  San Antonio Avenue, Alameda, CA
Free for AAPS members; $5 for non-members
A rich repository of houses dating back to the 1870s, the Gold Coast is Alameda’s most impressive neighborhood—an architectural icon of the era of commuter trains and ferries. The oak groves along the southern shore became the setting for dozens, then hundreds, of fine homes and gardens arrayed along tree-lined streets. This year’s Woody Walk will take in a century’s worth of styles, from Italianate, Stick, and Queen Anne, through Colonial Revival and Craftsman, to Spanish, Ranch, and Modernism.
For more information about AAPS events visit www.alameda-preservation.org or call 510-479-6489.

Built in 1909-10 for San Francisco food exporter Joseph Durney, the shingled mansion at 1325 Dayton Avenue displays elegant Arts and Crafts styling with neo-medieval details. It was the work of Hamilton Murdock, an Alameda architect who designed over a dozen houses in the Gold Coast. Photo; Woody Minor.

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