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Oakland North presents: History of Temescal

on February 20, 2012

Today, Oakland North is taking a look back at the history of the Temescal district with a few snapshots of what the area used to be like and look like, and who lived here.

In the days of the streetcar, Temescal was a busy commercial hub

A creek ran through it

The story of Temescal’s own amusement park

Temescal in 1873

I’ll see you down at the club: The history of the Columbo Club and Italians in Temescal

“Then and now” side-by-side photos of Temescal

Lead image: C
ar number 59 was one of the earliest electrified streetcars to see service on Telegraph Avenue. Photo circa 1895, courtesy of Ray Raineri. 

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