Washington Street & City Hall

1888
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Washington Street
The transcontinental railroad arrived in Oakland in 1869. To accommodate tired passengers, the area near the station at 7th and Broadway grew into Oakland's first shopping district. Washington Street just around the corner from the station, included both hotels and shopping. Oakland's fourth City Hall presides over the street in this 1888 photo.

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