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Alameda celebrates Historic Preservation Season

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The Meyers House.

Alameda celebrates its rich architectural heritage with three months’ worth of events. The Island’s 14th annual Historic Preservation Season includes walks, lectures, tours and more that will take place through June.

The events celebrate an Island with more than 4,000 historic structures that include everything from gingerbread Victorians to Craftsman bungalows, the art deco Alameda Theatre and the Streamline Moderne stylings of Alameda Point.

The events were organized by the city’s Historic Advisory Board, the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society and the Alameda Museum, and are sponsored by the Alameda Association of Realtors, the Alameda Sun, the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, the Park Street Business Association, Greater Alameda Business Association, and the West Alameda Business Association.

The calendar of events includes:

Talk: Anthony Veerkamp of the National Trust for Historic Preservation will give a talk on “Façade Easements that Promote Preservation of Historic Resources” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette Street. Admission is free for Alameda Architectural Preservation Society members and $5 for everyone else. For more information, call 479-6489.

Tours: The Meyers House and Gardens will host docent-led tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23; May 28; and June 25. The tour of this official Alameda monument will include a look at Henry Meters’ architectural studio and a display of vintage building details. Admission is $5, free for Meyers Guild members. The home is at 2021 Alameda Avenue. For more information, call 865-3402.

Talk: Alameda Sun editor and author Dennis Evanosky and architect-preservationist Dick Rutter will give a talk on “Fernside the Estate and Fernside the Neighborhood” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Avenue. Admission for the talk, which will detail the Fernside’s transformation from the original Cohen estate to a full neighborhood, is $10, free for members. For information, call 748-0796.

Dedication: The re-dedication of Paul’s Newsstand on the corner of Park Street and Santa Clara Avenue will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30. For more information, call 865-1767.

Art show: “Kids and Queen Victoria,” an art show featuring the work of Alameda students, opens at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Avenue. Alameda schools Superintendent Kirsten Vital will officiate. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Alameda Museum and the Historical Advisory Board. For more information, call 748-0796.

Walk: Dennis Evanosky and Dick Rutter will lead a “Stroll North of Lincoln: The Neighborhood Known as Wedgewood” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14. Participation in the walk, which is sponsored by the Historical Advisory Board, is free. For more information, call 748-0796.

Awards Gala: The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society’s Preservation Awards Gala takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. The location and cost of the event have not yet been set. For more information, call 479-6489.

Talk: Author and architect Arrol Gellner will give a talk on “Storybook Style” featuring slides from his book featuring Alameda’s Stonehenge and Stoneleigh at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Avenue. Admission is $10, free for members. For more information, call 748-0796.

Talk: Historian and former Alameda Architectural Preservation Society president Paul Roberts will give a talk titled “A.W. Meets Queen Victoria,” about renowned Alameda architect A.W. Pattiani, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at the Alameda Museum, 2324 Alameda Avenue. Admission is $10, free for members. For more information, call 748-0796.

One Comment »

  • Nancy Hird says:

    The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society Preservation Awards Gala will be held at Auctions by the Bay Theater, 2700 Saratoga Street beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The event will be free to celebrate the efforts of those who have helped to maintain and restore Alameda’s historic resources.

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