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Arroyo_before_after

Arroyo Ave, Oakland. Before & After. Inset: Key System 687 on the C-Piedmont line just east of Grand Ave (date unknown). The tracks running straight are for the 10-Piedmont Ave streetcar line. Now photo taken summer of 2002 by Sam Lewit


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david   [Oct 30, 2005 at 07:47 AM]
There is no city of Piedmont.
tom   [Nov 13, 2005 at 10:31 PM]
There certainly is a city named Piedmont. I've lived in it for a long time.
daniel   [Jun 10, 2004 at 04:25 AM]
This view of Arroyo Ave. is in the City of Piedmont, not Oakland.
Mike   [Jul 26, 2006 at 03:43 AM]
Tom is correct there is a City of Piedmont and it is completely surrounded by Oakland. Iím from Oakland and now live in Alameda so I can attest to this first hand.
Doug   [Mar 25, 2008 at 08:37 PM]
My parents are buried in Piedmont, so there had better be!
Guest_Jim Frame   [Feb 23, 2010 at 02:31 AM]
I grew up in Piedmont on Cambridge Way, a couple of blocks from Latham Street. I can remember playing on the abandoned tracks between Cambridge Way and Arroyo.
Guest_E.E.S.   [Jun 29, 2011 at 06:45 PM]
I lived in Piedmont for years. I knew little of the Key until only a few years ago. As a kid this is where the Soap Box Derby was held until it was cancelled. I don't know when that was but my brother and I were in it once. The start was at the top in the distance.
Guest_Richard   [Aug 18, 2011 at 02:56 PM]
This photo could have been taken from the home my parents owned from 1951 to 1998. They lived at 1693 Grand Ave., right where Arroyo ended. There are many photos taken from this vantage point, and some taken in the reverse direction although I have yet to find one showing our home.
Guest_CKShattuck   [Jan 16, 2012 at 01:52 AM]
There is a city of Piedmont, they have their own police department...however, Montclair is a district of Oakland, perhaps that's your confusion.

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