Great estates (and some pretty nice houses) of Claremont and Rockridge

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Zoomable map of northern Alameda County, circa 1878


Taggart/Hotchkiss house, Hazel Road, 1877-1940




Maxwell Hardware hitching post, Plaza Drive




Marion Zimmer Bradley's Greyhaven on El Camino




Yelland house at end of Hillcrest




The Uplands in 1909; from left to right are 195 The Uplands;
Ghirardelli estate in background; Hind house at 208 The Uplands




The Taylor Mansion "La Dulzura", top of The Uplands at Tunnel Road







Taylor Estate steps




La Dulzura in an early postcard




The Ghirardelli house in an early postcard




Original 1910 plan for McDuffie estate
(Tunnel Road at bottom, Roble Road to left)




1909 sketch of planned McDuffie house




McDuffie carriage house, 156 Tunnel Road




Garden below McDuffie house, 22 Roble Road




Walter Ratcliff's home on Roble Road




East end of Chabot Road, 1931; covered well in lower left




Chick House on Chabot Road by Maybeck, at edge of 1991 firestorm




Claremont's "model home": the Douglas house on Parkside




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