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CLAUDE OAKLAND DESIGN

Modern El Cerrito beauty was mid-century dream house for engineering great T.Y. Lin

Designed with Eichler architect Claude Oakland, it's the world's first residence made of pre-stressed concrete. For 38 years home to the undisputed engineering master of that material, T. Y. Lin, the El Cerrito residence is now on the market priced—for the first time—for $1.25M.(story continues...)


EL CERRITO NOTABLES

The El Cerrito Historical Society believes that a remarkable number of noteworthy people have come from El Cerrito or have lived here at some time in their lives. A few were world famous, others were well-known in the area or were particularly noteworthy in their own field. Click Here to visit our extensive list.



El CERRITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2017, GOALS
FOR 2018


El Cerrito’s Centennial occupied much of the society’s attention in 2017. Of the 78 Centennial events listed on the centennial calendar, the Historical Society sponsored or co-sponsored 17 of them – more than any other organization, we believe. Pat Shaw represented the historical society on Centennial planning.
 
The society toured historic buildings and neighborhoods, featured talks on the city’s origins and growth and delved into how El Cerrito became the place we know and love. We learned about the Castro family, our city’s “gambling past,” the history of our recycling center and our Boy Scout camp, Camp Herms – among other subjects. (CHECK OUT THE LIST!)

If your local organization would like a speaker on these or related topics, the El Cerrito Historical Society has a speakers panel available. Contact David Weinstein 524-1737 davidsweinstein@yahoo.com Click Here for more details.

 

EL CERRITO'S TEPCO CERAMIC FACTORY
A brief History by (Ariel Plotnick/KQED)

I saw my first TEPCO dish at the Alameda Antiques Fair. A stack of floral patterned plates sat on a table, waiting to be bought. The pink glaze glistened in the sun. I immediately fell in love...






 
   
 
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