Hall of Pioneers

A nostalgic parkLinked to Oakland’s pioneer days.A past Railroad MuseumNow honorsLocal Chinese-American heroes. Chinese Garden Park on Oakland Wiki Harrison Railroad Park on Oakland Wiki Note: The Hall of Pioneers is currently looking for a new location.

Key System Building

Follow the trees,Walk among themUrban secrets revealed…Discover your Invisible City Key System Building on Oakland Wiki

Central Pacific Station

Constructed in 1873, the Central Pacific Railroad Depot represented the end of the first transcontinental railroad. In 1912 the Southern Pacific Railroad built a larger station in West Oakland and all but local train traffic moved there. In 1941, the building became Mi Rancho Market, one of the anchors of the burgeoning Latino neighborhood. 1875-1941A […]

La Borinqueña Mexicatessen

La Borinqueña Mexicatessen was a small, family-run Mexican delicatessen, spanning 71 years and three generations. Forced to relocate twice because of freeways, it was a mainstay in the neighborhood until 2015. Famous for their tamales, people would return to buy them even after they had moved from the area. Oakland’s first Latino BarrioTina Tamale: Guardian […]