National Register Listings in
Alameda County, California

10th Street Market Abbey, The-Joaquin Miller House Alameda City Hall Alameda Free Library Alameda High School Alameda Veterans' Memorial Building Altenheim American Bag Co.-Union Hide Co. Anna Head School for Girls Bachelder, Thomas Foxwell, Barn Bank of Italy Berkeley Day Nursery Berkeley High School Campus Historic District Berkeley Hillside Club Berkeley Historic Civic Center District Berkeley Public Library Berkeley Women's City Club Boone's University School Bowles Hall Brooklyn Presbyterian Church California Cotton Mills Company Factory California Hall California Hotel California Memorial Stadium California Nursery Co. Guest House Cameron-Stanford House Casa Peralta Chamber of Commerce Building Church of the Good Shepherd-Episcopal City Hall Clay Building Cloyne Court Hotel Cohen, Alfred H., House College Women's Club Corder Building Cowell Memorial Hospital Croll Building Doe Memorial Library Downtown Oakland Historic District Drawing Building Dunns Block Dunsmuir House Durant Hall Eden Congregational Church Edwards, George C., Stadium Elliston Faculty Club Federal Realty Building First Church of Christ, Scientist First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building First Unitarian Church First Unitarian Church of Oakland Founders' Rock Fox Court Fox-Oakland Theater Garfield Intermediate School Giannini Hall Girton Hall Golden Sheaf Bakery Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption Green Shutter Hotel Hagemann Ranch Historic District Harrison and Fifteenth Sts. Historic District Havens, Weston, House Haviland Hall Hearst Greek Theatre Hearst Gymnasium for Women Hearst Memorial Mining Building Heathcote-MacKenzie House Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon Hilgard Hall Hillside School Hotel Menlo Kahn's Department Store Kottinger, John W., Adobe Barn Ladies' Relief Society Children's Home Lake Merritt Wild Duck Refuge LeConte Hall Liberty Hall Lightship WAL-605, RELIEF Livermore Carnegie Library and Park Livermore Veterans Administration Hospital, Building 62 Locke House Loring House M.V. SANTA ROSA Madison Park Apartments Main Post Office and Federal Building Masonic Temple Masonic Temple and Lodge McCrea House Meek Mansion and Carriage House Melrose Baptist Church Mills Hall Mission San Jose Montgomery Ward and Company Murphy, D. J., House Naval Air Station Alameda Historic District Niles Canyon Transcontinental Railroad Historic District North Gate Hall Oakland Auditorium Oakland City Hall Oakland Free Library-23rd Avenue Branch Oakland Free Library-Alden Branch Oakland Free Library-Golden Gate Branch Oakland Free Library-Melrose Branch Oakland Hotel Oakland Iron Works-United Works, and the Remillard Brick Company Oakland Lamp Works Oakland Public Library Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District Oakland YWCA Building Olsen, Donald and Helen, House Pacific Gas & Electric Company Building Pacific Press Building Panoramic Hill Paramount Theatre Pardee House Park Street Historic Commercial District Patterson, George Washington, Ranch-Ardenwood Peralta House Peralta, Antonio Maria, House Peterson House Phi Delta Theta Chapter House Ravenswood Remar Bakery Room 307, Gilman Hall, University of California Sather Gate and Bridge Sather Tower Security Bank and Trust Company Building Senior Hall South Berkeley Community Church South Hall St. John's Presbyterian Church St. Joseph's Basilica St. Joseph's Home for the Aged St. Raymond's Church State Asylum for the Deaf,Dumb and Blind Studio Building The Bellevue-Staten Thorsen, William R., House Toverii Tuppa Treadwell Mansion and Carriage House Trinity Church Tupper and Reed Building U.S. Post Office Union Iron Works Powerhouse Union Iron Works Turbine Machine Shop University Art Museum University High School University House USS POTOMAC (yacht) Washington Union High School Wellman Hall Wetmore House Wheeler Hall White Mansion Women's Athletic Club of Alameda County
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated cable car system. The system was built in 1873 and is a National Historic Landmark. The cable cars are a popular tourist attraction and are featured in many movies and TV shows.
Alameda County, located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Ohlone people, who lived along the shores and in the hills of the region. They thrived on a diet consisting of fish, game, and a variety of plants.

In the late 18th century, Spanish explorers, led by Juan Bautista de Anza, arrived in the area. The Spanish established missions, including Mission San Jose, and began to establish settlements. The area eventually came under Mexican rule following Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821. During this period, the land was primarily used for cattle ranching and agriculture.

In the mid-19th century, the California Gold Rush brought a wave of settlers to the region, including Alameda County. Settlers came in search of gold, but many also recognized the potential for agriculture and industry in the area. The county became an important transportation hub with the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Oakland Long Wharf, facilitating trade and commerce.

As the 20th century dawned, Alameda County experienced significant growth and development. The city of Oakland emerged as a major urban center, with a thriving port and a diverse population. The county also saw the establishment of various industries, including shipping, manufacturing, and automobile manufacturing. Alameda County played a pivotal role during World War II as a strategic military location, hosting naval bases and shipyards.

Today, Alameda County is a vibrant and diverse region, home to numerous cities and communities. It is known for its cultural institutions, tech industry, beautiful landscapes, and diverse population. The county continues to evolve, with a focus on sustainability, innovation, and quality of life for its residents.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Alameda County, California.

  • 1853: Alameda County is created from a large portion of Contra Costa County
  • 1855: The city of Oakland is incorporated
  • 1868: The University of California is founded in Oakland
  • 1872: The first transcontinental railroad connection to the East Coast is completed in Oakland
  • 1874: The city of Berkeley is incorporated
  • 1900: The city of Fremont is incorporated
  • 1906: The devastating San Francisco earthquake also affects Alameda County
  • 1916: Alameda County courthouse in Oakland is completed
  • 1936: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is opened
  • 1966: The Black Panther Party is founded in Oakland
  • 1970: The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is consolidated
  • 1997: The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens in Livermore