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    Rockridge (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback) By (author) Robin Wolf, By (author) Tom Wolf

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    DescriptionThe spirited Oakland neighborhood of Rockridge has been spotlighted in the national media twice in recent years. Hard-hit by a disastrous fire and named a top livable neighborhood by a national magazine, the north Oakland neighborhood has had a diverse and eventful history. Early booms in commerce and population pushed Oakland city boundaries east and north through farmland, toward the university town of Berkeley, and the neighborhood of Rockridge was formed. Shaped by its farms, homes, streetcars, interurban trains, shops, markets, movie houses, a quarry, and Oaklands first reservoir, Rockridges story is one of hard labor in the quarry and the practice of the fine arts, of ethnic markets and the short-lived grand estates of mining tycoons, of the taming of wild creeks and the subdivision of open spaces. The town witnessed experiments in planned development, the effect of freeways and rapid transit, changes brought by the Depression and World War II, the transformation of College Avenue, and trends in home building that today allow the landscape to reveal Rockridges history.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robin Wolf, By (author) Tom Wolf
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780738547992
    ISBN 10: 0738547999

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: B5
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Libri: I-HS
    DC21: 978
    B&T Approval Code: A16504220
    LC classification: F
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036140
    Abridged Dewey: 978
    Illustrations note
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Imprint name
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Publication date
    22 August 2007