7 .5 in HIGH x 9 in WIDE
(17.78 cm HIGH x 22.86 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

From front of photo: A 4073 5-3-34 Alameda E. Portal and Valvue House Hillside with Oak trees, grass and two telephone poles. Hillside has been cut away and has at the bottom a large concret or terra cotta pipe. Surrounding the pipe and against the hillside apears some sort of retaining wall. The area is all dirt as opposed to pavement. To the right of the pipe is what appears to be its cover. The cover hangs from a metal bar which is suspended from tringular metal supports, one to the left of the pipe and the other to the right of the cover and behind the valve house. It is convex with what appear to be places for rivets or some other attaching mechanism that match those on the end of the pipe. Toward the bottom of the cover is another small covering for a smaller hole. The valve house is white (or light colored) and appears to be stucco with a rounded tile roof. On one side it has a dark door with a name lacque above it that runs almost the length of the building. On another side, closest to the pipe. is a barred window with a smaller half circle window above it close to the roof line. To the right of this structure might be another building that does not have a tile roof. To the left of the pipe are three small sandgabx and a piece of lumber.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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