Oakland Point, Oakland, California

Oakland Point, Oakland, California

Oakland Point, Oakland, California

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Oakland Point, in Oakland, California, USA, was the name of a small promontory on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay located in the vicinity of what is now the Port of Oakland shipping terminal. Oakland Point was previously known as Gibbon's Point, named for an early American settler who constructed a small wharf there. The wharf and adjacent properties were acquired by the Central Pacific Railroad which subsequently constructed its own massive terminus for the Transcontinental Railroad, the Oakland Long Wharf. This wharf in turn was later acquired and re-engineered as the Oakland Mole of the Southern Pacific Railroad. In addition to the wharf, the Central Pacific had a huge rail yard in the area which also later became one of the main rail yards of the Southern Pacific. Today, the same rail yard is operated by the Union Pacific Railroad.

The neighborhood near Oakland Point was initially known by the same name, although its identity was soon merged with the rest of West Oakland, the name by which it was known from the early 20th century onward. It was a thriving socially and ethnically mixed neighborhood from the late 19th century through the 1930s. Starting about the time of World War II and up to the present, the area became predominantly African American. African American men who worked as porters on the railroad had long lived in the area together with other ethnic groups, most of...
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