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Temescal: Then and Now

on February 20, 2012

Take a look at Temescal in the late 19th and early 20th centuries – a place where rail lines ran across Telegraph Avenue, and businesses thrived on the side – and Temescal today. What has changed? What has survived? All historical photos courtesy the Oakland History Room of the Oakland Public Library. Current photos by Amna Hassan.


  1. Theresa on February 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Hey, wait a second – these photos with these captions are saying that there was a Genova’s at 55th and Telegraph when we already know there was one at 50th and Telegraph. I think it’s highly unlikely there were two of them within five blocks. The Genova’s in photo #11 that says it’s at 55th and Telegraph looks an awful lot like the one my husband and I patronized at 50th and Telegraph back in the mid-80s right before they moved around the corner to their current location. I think some captions got mixed up; the caption on #9 seems more appropriate for #11.

  2. Published Works « Syeda Amna Hassan on June 8, 2012 at 4:34 am

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