Photo, Print, Drawing Southern Pacific Mole & Pier, Seventh Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

[ Photos from Survey HABS CA-1888  ]

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About this Item

Title
Southern Pacific Mole & Pier, Seventh Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Southern Pacific Company
Oakland Point
"Golden Spike"
Cohen, Alfred A
Koue, A Lewis, historian
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  piers (marine landings)
-  wharves
-  ships
-  ferries
-  railroad stations
-  California -- Alameda County -- Oakland
Notes
-  Significance: Site first used in an organized transportation system as ferry landing in 1862, then called Oakland Point, though used as a landing since founding of Oakland in 1852. Became terminus of transcontinental trains November 8, 1869; and facilities expanded to Oakland Long Wharf which opened to traffic January 16, 1871. Developed into Oakland Mole and Pier by Central Pacific, which opened to traffic January 22, 1882, while Long Wharf continued as shipping terminal for freight until 1919. Ferry commuter service was discontinued January 1939, and all ferry service was discontinued on July 30, 1958. Terminal was abandoned for all operational use May 14, 1960. Lease expires November 23, 1960 and site reverts to City of Oakland.
-  Survey number: HABS CA-1888
-  Building/structure dates: ca. 1869 Initial Construction
-  Building/structure dates: 1960 Subsequent Work
Medium
Photo(s): 19
Data Page(s): 12
Call Number/Physical Location
HABS CAL,1-OAK,1-
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ca0018
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 19 | Data Page(s): 12

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Southern Pacific Company, Oakland Point, "Golden Spike", Alfred A Cohen, and A Lewis Koue. Southern Pacific Mole & Pier, Seventh Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA. Alameda County California Oakland, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ca0018/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Southern Pacific Company, Oakland Point, "Golden Spike", Cohen, A. A. & Koue, A. L. (1933) Southern Pacific Mole & Pier, Seventh Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA. Alameda County California Oakland, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ca0018/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Southern Pacific Mole & Pier, Seventh Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ca0018/>.