get a walking history of Webster st

Here is something to do in Alameda

From the original home of Skippy's peanut butter and the place where the Popsicle was invented to today's Farmers Market and varied cafes, Webster Street has served up edible treats.

Explore the street's past and present Saturday, July 21, on a free morning walk led by local historian and photographer Robert Perricone.

Meet at the northwest corner of Webster and Lincoln Avenue (in front of the Shell gas station) at 9 a.m. The walk will last about an hour and 15 minutes, ending up at the Alameda Farmers Market. Wear comfortable walking shoes. No dogs, please.

Perricone says there's more to the walk — and Webster Street — than food. You'll see the street's last remaining residence, built in 1876, and around the corner on Buena Vista Avenue, townhouses built by Habitat for Humanity in 2008. You'll hear about the history of the Posey Tube and see the spot that once housed California's smallest candy store. And the walk will be relaxed enough that if you feel the urge to pop into an especially inviting retail store — go for it, Perricone says.

The walk is part of the city's Alameda Walks series.

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  • Bill K.

    Great pictoral narative of the west end, and the history of the popsicle.

    August 19, 2012

  • Bill K.

    If you need to find me call me Bill,[masked]

    July 20, 2012

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