$10 – $15

Walking Tour: F.M. "Borax" Smith Estate

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Redwood tree near McKinley Avenue at Home Place East (1 block off Park Boulevard)

1105 McKinley Avenue

Oakland, CA

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Visit the site of Arbor Villa, Francis Marion “Borax” Smith’s palatial estate. Smith founded an international industry (“20-Mule Team Borax”), established the Key Route System, and became one of Oakland’s most famous, colorful entrepreneurs. The tour visits the site of Oak Hall, the 9th Ave. palm trees, the Mary R. Smith Cottages, and other historic houses, including ones designed by Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. A 2-mile, hilly walk.

Leaders: Phil Bellman & Amelia Marshall

Location: Redwood tree, near 1105 McKinley Ave. at Home Place East (1 block off Park Blvd.)

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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Redwood tree near McKinley Avenue at Home Place East (1 block off Park Boulevard)

1105 McKinley Avenue

Oakland, CA

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