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Resources

Below are many useful links to websites and documents related to historic and cultural heritage.
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Oakland Heritage Alliance Resources

City of Oakland Government Resources

Other Oakland Heritage Resources

Bay Area Heritage Resources

California Heritage Resources

National Heritage Resources

Oakland Historic House Museums and Sites

Other Local Museums

 


Oakland Heritage Alliance Resources

 

OHA List of Oakland City Landmarks (Click to open PDF in a new window)

Researching your House

OHA Archives

OHA Store

OHA Postcard Collection

 

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City of Oakland Government Resources

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City of Oakland

Community & Economic Development Agency (CEDA)

Oakland Historic Preservation and the Cultural Heritage Survey

Oakland Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board

Oakland Main Library History Room

Oakland Walking Tours Program

 

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Other Oakland Heritage Resources

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Friends of the Oakland Fox (Fox Theater preservation group)

Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau

OaklandHistory.com

Oakland On The Move (Children's history of Oakland)

 

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Bay Area Heritage Resources

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Alameda County Historical Society

Alameda Architectural Preservation Association

Bancroft Library (University of Calif. at Berkeley)

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA)

Napa County Landmarks

The Presidio Trust

San Francisco Architectural Heritage

U.C. Berkeley Environmental Design Library San Francisco Bay Area Architects & Architecture

Victorian Alliance of San Francisco

Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley

 

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California Heritage Resources

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Art Deco Society of California

California Historical Society

California Office of Historic Preservation

California Preservation Foundation

California State Historical Landmarks

 

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National Heritage Resources

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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

America the Beautiful Fund

American Institute of Architects

American Society of Landscape Architects

Heritage Preservation

National Building Museum

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)

National Main Street Center

National Preservation Institute (Professional Training and Continuing Education)

National Register of Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation Library

Preservation Action

Preservation Directory

Society of Architectural Historians

 

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Oakland Historic House Museums and Sites

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Camron-Stanford House: An 1876 Italianate house on Lake Merritt, 1418 Lakeside Drive.

Chapel of the Chimes: Oakland Landmark, Mausoleum and Columbarium, 4499 Piedmont Ave.

Cohen-Bray House: An 1884 Stick Eastlake with original interiors. 1440 29th Street.

Dunsmuir House & Gardens: Neo-classical Revival mansion, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court.

Mountain View Cemetery: Designed in 1863 by Frederick Law Olmstead, offering tours. 5000 Piedmont Ave.

Paramount Theatre: A restored Art Deco movie palace, offering tours. 2025 Broadway.

Pardee Home Museum: An Oakland Landmark and listed on the National Register, 672 Eleventh Street.

Peralta House Museum of History and Community: Antonio Peralta’s 1870 Italianate Victorian house is located at the original headquarters of the 1820 Peralta land grant, which spanned 7 modern day cities. The building is a city and state landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places and the National Parks Anza Trail. The Museum chronicles the native Ohlone inhabitants, Peralta family and today’s diverse Oakland community through five-senses exhibits and interactive tours. Located at 2465 34th Avenue.

Preservation Park: an enclave of historic buildings, comprised of five in their original location, and eleven that were moved to the site and saved from demolition. The buildings date from 1870 to 1911. Currently a center for non-profit organizations and small businesses. Available for meetings, performances, and festivities. 1233 Preservation Parkway, between 12th and 13th.

 

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Other Local Museums

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African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Alameda Museum

Mills College Art Museum

Museum of African American Technology Science Village

Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland Museum of California

U.S.S. Hornet

U.S.S. Potomac

 

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