Welcome Hollywood Star Readers

We read the very nice story by Janet Goetze in the November issue of the Hollywood Star News, which arrived in our mailbox today. She wrote about our passion for seeking out the history of the neighborhood, and highlighted some of the stories you’ll find here. Thank you, Janet. (She didn’t mention this in the article, but she lives in house built by prolific Alameda builder Frank Read, who you can read more about by clicking here). Here are links to the topics she mentioned in the article:

You’ll find the information on Elwood Wiles here.

More about the Broadway Streetcar here.

A collection of stories about people who are living in the houses where they grew up is here.

The remarkable tale of the Pearson Ponderosa Pine is here.

Have a good poke around the blog: there’s lots to read and you’ll find topics not just about Alameda, but Beaumont-Wilshire, Rose City Park and Albina too. And if you’d like a little more on neighborhood history, come along to the program I’m doing at the Archtectural Heritage Center on the morning of Saturday, January 23rd.

Of course, I’m always on the lookout for an old photo, a mystery to solve or a neighborhood or old house story to listen to, so leave a comment here on the blog or drop me a note at doug@alamedahistory.org And if you’d like some help investigating the history of your own house, check out the research services and resources tab.

Thanks for dropping by.

4 responses

    • Hi Michele. Thanks for the note. I don’t think AHC has put up the blurb yet on their website, but I believe the start time is 10 am. I’ll put up a note here and link to their site when they post the official details.

  1. Hi Gabe. Thanks for your kind words, and welcome to the neighborhood. It’s been years since I’ve been back to Chicago, but my early days as a youngster at the historical society are as vivid as can be. Sounds like the place made an impression on you too. My dad was born and grew up on Diversey Parkway and would always give visiting friends and family the “cook’s tour” of the city, which usually involved little known historic places. Being along on those adventures planted an enduring sense of history.

    Hoping the job market is a little better this spring so you and your family can make a go of Portland. Best wishes.
    -Doug

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