Monday, April 2, 2018

Oakland's Preservation Park


Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland is an interesting park. In the 1970's, the city took 11 Oakland houses and moved them next to five historic buildings (all of these houses were built between 1870 and 1911) and arranged them to suggest a late 19th century Oakland neighborhood. Thirty years ago, all of these buildings were renovated and the facades restored and it is now an office center for organizations and small businesses that further cultural, social and environmental aims:














Preservation Park is a true gem in the heart of Oakland.

29 comments:

  1. Such beautiful architecture.

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  2. Was in SF over the weekend - such lovely old homes still intact - amazing!

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  3. What beautiful houses and it's good to know that they are being preserved.

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  4. Those buildings have a lot of charm. I think it would be fun to live there. So much better than cookie cutter homes.

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  5. Stately homes!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/04/biltmore-estate-in-bloom.html

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  6. I love all of these homes, I wonder what their like inside!!

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  7. How wonderful that these beautiful Victorian houses got a second chance at life. When I was much younger, I thought I would love to have a big Victorian house!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. I love all homes pictured in your post. lots of steps I notice getting up to the front doors. Would love to see inside a few.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous homes and so well kept. I adore the huge palm tree! Awesome and have a rockin' week my friend! hugs

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  10. Patrick,

    What beautiful old homes! The first one reminds me so much of home I photographed in western NC (Rutherfordton) last December. I love an opportunity to find this many Victorian homes in one place to photograph. Thanks for joining my WW linky party and for visiting my A2Z iPad art sketch post today!

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  11. Beautiful homes and wonderful that they've been preserved. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Those are some beautiful houses. Have a great week!

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  13. Oh these homes are so beautiful Patrick. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #MLSTL and have a great week!

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  14. I wnat to live there! Those houses are just gorgeous and I could see myself as lady of the manor.
    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I've shared this on my SM

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  15. So cute! It would be nice to walk through there.

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  16. Fabulous pictures! I love looking at older homes like that and touring them. Thanks for sharing!

    Bren @ A Splash of Cray

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  17. Such beautiful houses! I'm glad they are being maintained and put to use.
    Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party, and have a lovely weekend!

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  18. Such beautiful houses. I would love to take a walk around. Thanks for joining us at The Wednesday Link Up.

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  19. Such amazing architechture! Love the bay area and all the Victorian homes!

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  20. Ohhhhh! I LOVE old houses (hence the reason we owned an 1817 farmhouse in PA, and now own a cool 1930 house here in WA). Those are all amazing! The stories they could tell! And how cool they moved them to specifically preserve them - I'd be like a kid in a candy store visiting a place like that! :)

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  21. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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  22. Those are all such pretty houses! I can not believe that they're all part of a park. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Learn. Pinned.

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  23. What a fun adventure. You sure do get around and see what your area has to offer. Excellent.

    Have a wonderful Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  24. What a lovely place to walk around.
    BLessings, Dawn

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  25. I was there a couple years ago! The pics don't do 'em justice. A true beauty to see.

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  26. Such lovely architecture, and so different from the buildings we have here in the UK. It's so great that they've been preserved and restored. #blogcrush

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