11.5 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(29.21 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Caption on back "What a difference between wars' ending! Old timers looking at this aerial photo just made may visualize the progress made since the close of the first World War. The area marked A shows the boundaries of the Moore Drydock and Shipbuilding Company in 1918; B, the addition representing Yard No. 2 A and B together represent the present Moore Drydock Company, from which more than 2400 repaired or converted ships have gone back to sea during the last war. The C area pictures the Naval Supply Depot and western waterfront; D, Port of Embarkation, and E, assembling yards of Western Pacific and Southern Pacific. Foreground, A.A.F. Intransit Depot and United Engineering, Alameda." Photo shows an aerial view of the Port of Oakland. Oakland Heritage Alliance News Vol. 12 N0.2, Fall, 1992 Issue By: P. Mendelsohn, 8/02 The Charles P. Howard Terminal Howard Terminal , built between 1926 and 1930, is the surviving part of the original Grove Street Pier. It served as the Port of Oakland's first permanent headquarters from 1931 to 1961. When built the building was considered state of the art in harbor terminal design. The monumental faヘade reflected the Beaux Arts and City Beautiful influences that promoted the use of classical architectural elements to embellish utilitarian buildings. The terminal was part of harbor improvements financed by a $9.96 million bond issue approved by voters in 1925. In 1929, Oakland was designated a full point of entry and established a local customs service, opening the Port to foreign import and export activities.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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