A Zoo, a Monkey, and a Mansion Here Too!

A Zoo, a Monkey, and a Mansion Here Too! (HM1CZ9)

Location: Oakland, CA 94605 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 43.819', W 122° 7.44'

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Lake Chabot Historical Walk

Since the operation of Chabot reservoir in 1876, four different water companies have managed the lake. Their staff led colorful lives on this hill as they kept an eye on this valuable resource.

In 1904, William Dingee, then head of CCWC, tore down the superintendant's cottage and replaced it with the "Slate House" designed by Oakland architect Walter J. Matthew. Black slate shingles from Dingee's Eureka quarry covered its roof and sides, George Logan of the People's Water Company became the first superintendent to live in the mansion. His stepson, Walter Hood, watched wide-eyed from the hill as the lake water "stood up" during the earthquake of 1906.

Did you know that when Anthony Chabot died in 1888, the funeral procession from 12th and Webster in downtown Oakland to the Mountain View Cemetery was the longest in Oakland's history up to that time, and possible to the present?
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HM NumberHM1CZ9
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByEast Bay Regional Park District
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 577192 N 4176254
Decimal Degrees37.73031667, -122.12400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.819', W 122° 7.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 49.14" N, 122° 7' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Bass Cove Trail, Oakland CA 94605, US
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