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Oakland North history series presents: Golden Gate

on March 26, 2012

A thriving commercial strip. Open country, with dairy farms, cottages and ranches. A small town created by an eccentric showman remembered for his multi-colored jackasses. A tavern haven. What is now Oakland’s Golden Gate district, the area north of Emeryville, centered around San Pablo Avenue and 59th Street, has had many faces over the years. Oakland North is taking a look at the history of the Golden Gate district.

Stop here, this is the place: Klinknerville

Photos from the early days of the Golden Gate district.

Golden Gate “then and now” side-by-side photos

Growing up in the Golden Gate audio interview

The shuttered bars of the Golden Gate.

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