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#1027:  Pardee Home

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Location:

672 11th Street, Oakland, CA

37.804619,-122.277916

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:


From the Guidebook:

The property was built by prominent Oakland pioneer Enoch Pardee, who was a state senator and representative to the Assembly. He was also mayor of Oakland in the 1870's. Enoch Pardee's son George also served as Oakland's mayor but is better known as the "Earthquake" Governor of California, holding office from 1903 through 1907. George Pardee was an important Progressive voice in California Republican politics, but his efforts at reform during his governorship brought on the wrath of the railroads and lost him the nomination of his party for a second term. Pardee went on to work for conservationist causes and to help bring Mokelumne River water to Oakland. The Pardee Dam on that river is named after him.


From the plaque:

Built in 1868 by Enoch H, Pardee (1827-96), physician, Mayor of Oakland, State Assemblyman, and Senator, it was the home of the families E. H. Pardee and his son, George C. Pardee (1857- 1941) physician, Mayor of Oakland, Governor of California (1903-07), and President of the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

The Alameda County Historical Society, 1985.



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