Living Where They Grew Up


Advertisement from The Oregonian, 17 December 1911.

Because we are such a mobile population, it seems unusual when people stay rooted for a lifetime in their communities, and particulary so when they live as adults in the homes where they grew up. I’m doing a series of stories profiling Alamedans who live in the houses where they grew up. Here are people who have spent most of their lives under one roof.

By visiting with these Alamedans, we hope to witness how the neighborhood has changed–and how it has stayed the same–and how the unique context of a house influences our lives.

Enjoy. And let me know if there are some other folks I should talk to…

Click here to have a look at the series, which from now on will reside under “Alameda Stories.”

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