"Washington Square" (G. Weininger, 5/2002): Washington Square was enclosed in the mid 1860s by an ornamental fence as Oakland's earliest " recreational space." (D. Cooper, 5/2002, Courthouses of California, Ray MxDevitt, 2001) In June 1875, an ambitious courthouse opened on Washington Square in the heart of Oakland, to be joined in 1879 by a hall of records on nearby Franklin Square.
Bookmark and Share