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Walking Tour: Downtown Brooklyn

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Vantage Point Park, foot of 13th Ave at East 12th Street

13th Avenue and East 12th Street

Oakland, CA 94606

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Oakland's American origins date from the 1840s when redwoods logged in the Oakland hills were shipped from the foot of 13th Avenue. This tour begins at the 1856 shoreline and explores commercial and government buildings, homes and churches in this historic part of Oakland. The tour features an inside look at the Brooklyn Presbyterian Church (now Brooklyn Preserve) and the work that the folks are doing there. A long but level walk.

Please arrive 15 min before start of tour. Wear comfortable, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and bring water.

Leader: Kathleen DiGiovanni is a long-time Oakland Heritage Alliance walking tour leader and a regular contributor to the OHA News. A librarian at the Oakland Public Library, Kathleen has logged thousands of hours working in the Oakland History Room, promoting and guiding exploration of Oakland's history through the library's rich resources. She thinks it's the best job in the world. In addition to this year's Brooklyn and Montclair Village tours, Kathleen has also led walking tours for OHA in Lakeside Park, Fernwood, Glenview, and Oakland Women’s History tours.

Location: Vantage Point Park, foot of 13th Ave at East 12th Street

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Join or renew OHA membership for a $10 discount off member price.

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13th Avenue and East 12th Street

Oakland, CA 94606

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