The Virtual Tour: Jack London's Oakland
Author, adventurer, photographer -- many words and pursuits can be used to describe Jack London. What was the Oakland Jack London would have known? While Oakland has changed greatly since Jack attended Cole Grammar School in 1887 or wrote his first novel on Foothill Boulevard in 1900, we can use historic photos (and a few from the present day) to explore the Oakland that Jack would have known.
Bio of Gene:
Gene Anderson is the author of Legendary Locals of Oakland and a fourth-generation Oakland resident. When not working, Anderson can usually be found leading a walking tour for Oakland Urban Paths or working on oaklandwiki.org.
Location: Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, Calif.