Walk through what was once the western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad! Formerly Oakland’s bustling downtown district in the days of railroads and streetcars, this area’s grand, brick, commercial Victorian buildings, now restored, continue to thrive as offices, galleries and eateries. Visit the historic Washington Inn, G.B. Ratto & Co. International Grocers, Swans Marketplace and the “Friends of the Library” bookstore.
Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of G.B. Ratto & Co., 821 Washington Street.
Parking is available at the Oakland Convention Center, enter at 11th and Clay streets. Organizers won't be able to offer carpool this time, but encourage others to arrange it via the comment section.
Before RSVPing for the Meetup, please make your own reservation with the tour folks themselves. [That way if you fail to show up, we organizers will not look bad for having taken up spots for people who backed out, as happened to us in the past.]
To make a reservation for Tour 1 (this tour) please call 510)[masked] or e-mail [masked]. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.