$10 – $15

Walking Tour: Fruitvale - The Second Downtown

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Fruitvale BART (Meet at 10am at the Bicycle shop near the Fruitvale BART entrance)

Fruitvale BART

Oakland, CA 94601

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Named for its early orchards, Fruit Vale has long been associated with food - with its ranchos, dairies, farms and canneries. Generations of natives and immigrants shaped the neighborhood. Known as Oakland’s second downtown in the 1920s, by the 1990s it pioneered the first urban Main Street program and Oakland’s Facade Improvement program. A century of active development is read in the buildings, the multi-ethnic names, and the unique businesses.

Location: Meet at 10am at the Bicycle shop near the Fruitvale BART entrance.

Leaders: Betty Marvin, Pamela Magnuson-Peddle and Maria Sanchez

Pamela Magnuson-Peddle loves the stories old buildings tell. She is an active member of the Oakland Heritage Alliance, including six years on the board and one year as President, and leads walking tours of both the Fruitvale and Laurel districts. Her published histories include articles for the Oakland Heritage Alliance Newsletter, MacArthur Metro, and the Alameda County Historical Society newsletter. She has also written two self-guided walking tours of Oakland neighborhoods: Waterfront Warehouse District and Fruitvale on Foot.
Betty Marvin studies local history and buildings in the Oakland City Planning Department’s Cultural Heritage Survey project.

Please arrive 15 min early. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and sunscreen and bring water. Join or renew an OHA membership on the day of the tour and the tour is free.

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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Fruitvale BART (Meet at 10am at the Bicycle shop near the Fruitvale BART entrance)

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