The area of Oakland we will be visiting was developed in the 1860s and 1870s, shortly after the transcontinental railroad was completed and Oakland was designated the western terminus. George Pardee’s father Enoch was a doctor in the Gold Rush era. George served as California’s governor from 1903 to 1907. Family members donated the home and belongings to a foundation and it is periodically open to the public for teas and tours.
Oakland is hosting the annual California Preservation Foundation statewide conference May 3-6 at the Oakland Marriott & Convention Center. It is also the city’s birthday (160th)on May 4th. Our Jane’s Walk will be taking place on the final day of the conference, and many conference attendees are expected to attend. The public is also cordially invited to take part. The Oakland Tours Program is sponsored by the city’s Cultural Arts & Marketing Department.
Date: Sunday, May 6th
Route: This walk leaves from the Oakland Marriott Hotel main lobby (1001 Broadway) and goes through the National Register listed Old Oakland Historic District to the home belonging to California governor George Pardee and his family, which was built in 1868. The home, located at 672 11th St. (approximately 6 blocks from the Marriott) will be open for guided tours on the day of the Jane’s Walk.
Host Organization: Oakland Tours Program
Registration: No cap for this event. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message at 510 238-3234.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, wheelchairs, children, and seniors.