11 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
Gift of Junior League of Oakland-East Bay

Photograph. Description: black and white glossy photograph, mounted on white cardboard. Image is of medium colored, two story, stucco, Gothic cottage. Distinctive finials above window shields. Bay window above door, bay window on right. Scallop decorations under eaves. Known as "Moss Cottage". Condition: excellent. Dimensions: a): 8.125 x 10.375". b): 8.375 x 10.5". History: The photographs were commissioned by the Junior League as a record of their survey of historic buildings in Alameda and Contra Costa counties which began in October of 1967 and ran for five years. All buildings were erected prior to 1917 and were chosen after a block by block search of every town in the two counties. The photographer for all of these photographs was Dave Bohn. A book was published in 1971 by the League entitled "East of These Golden Shores: Architecture of the Earlier Days in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties." An exhibit with the same title was hosted by the Oakland Museum History Dept. from Nov. 5, 1971 to Jan. 30, 1972 including 56 of the 125 buildings. "J. Mora Moss House, Mosswood Park, Oak., 1865, S.H. Williams." (4/2002, G. Weininger, from DeWitt Jones, Oakland Parks and Playgrounds, 1935): This estate was purchased by Oakland for $72,000 in 1912 as the result of efforts of Mayor Frank Mott. The park is now the site of the Vagabond Theatre, a large truck with a well-equipped stage, which moves around among California towns.
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