This view of downtown San Leandro is from a book called "1860-1870 California Views." Taken circa 1865, it might be the earliest photograph of our downtown plaza area.
Do you see the Estudillo House (look for the building with a flagpole)?
The larger dirt road crossing the tracks will become today's East 14th Street. The small dirt road running off the right edge of the photograph will become today's Estudillo Avenue
For more views of the Estudillo House, see
Are you interested in the city's origins?
The next meeting of the San Leandro Historical Society will be Thursday, March 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue.
The first 20 minutes of the meeting will be a slide show and presentation of Little Brown Church history and pictures. (Look for a Patch article on this soon.)
Nonmembers are welcome.
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