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SYLVAN CREST OAKLAND [PROMOTIONAL FLYER AND BLUEPRINT MAP]
Berkeley, Ca.: Schmidt Skilling Co., 1907. [6]pp. on single folded sheet, including illustrations and map. Plus folding blueprint map. Flyer: Three-panel folded sheet printed in black and taupe. Light crease to upper left corner, light wear. Very good. Map: Blueprint with manuscript annotations. Old folds, light wear and soiling, a few small closed tears at intersections of folds (no loss of map). Very good overall. Rare real estate promotional flyer for the Oakland neighborhood bounded by Manila Avenue on the west, Desmond Street on the east, and 51st Street on the south (right at the border of the Temescal and Shafter neighborhoods). The verso of the brochure features a cadastral map with each lot numbered; a corresponding list of prices is found on the right side of the sheet. The recto panels note the "Location and Character" and "Advantages" of the Sylvan Crest neighborhood, including the ""gossip of a Southern Pacific electric road projected in the immediate future"...with a probable station two blocks from this tract." The blueprint map is titled "Sylvan Crest Tract, being a Subdivision of Lot 10 Plot 13 of V. & D. Peralta's Ranchios [sic]." Most of the plots have the buyers'/owners' names or initials added in manuscript, providing valuable information on early ownership in the area. This flyer is rare. OCLC only lists one copy, at Yale; there are no copies of the blueprint map listed. OCLC 1076350793.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]

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