The Famous Jones Property Situated in the Heart of Beautiful Elmhurst Oakland's Princely Suburb... [caption title]. California, Jones Tract.
The Famous Jones Property Situated in the Heart of Beautiful Elmhurst Oakland's Princely Suburb... [caption title]

The Famous Jones Property Situated in the Heart of Beautiful Elmhurst Oakland's Princely Suburb... [caption title]

San Francisco: A.C. Berthier & Co. General Agents, 1896. [4]pp. on a single large folio sheet. Printed entirely in green ink. Numerous well-executed tape repairs and reinforcements along fold lines and edges. Minor soiling and rubbing. Good. Item #2296

A decidedly rare real estate promotional for a neighborhood development which now stands in the southernmost portion of Oakland, California. Originally a separate unincorporated town, Elmhurst was annexed by Oakland in 1909, and today is considered part of East Oakland. The present promotional work on Elmhurst includes a variety of text touting the advantages of the subdivision, including "Cement sidewalks laid in front of every lot," "No residence smaller than 10 x 125 feet," and "A Perfect Paradise for Children." The inner two pages of the present promotional fold out to reveal a large plat map of the Andrew Jones subdivision called the "Jones Tract." This neighborhood, surveyed in November 1895 by J. George Smith, is intended to be serviced by both the Vandercook Electric Railroad and the Corral Hollow Coal Mines, which "will pass directly through Elmhurst" and provide residents with coal at half price. Perhaps the principal feature of the present work is the handsome "Bird-Eye View of Elmhurst Alameda County Cal." printed on the fourth page. The view features Elmhurst Park and a number of buildings from the Power House and Elmhurst Supply Company to the School House and Hotel Elmhurst. The bird's-eye view was produced by the San Francisco engravers Glover and Epting. A wonderful California promotional with a rare double feature - a plat map and a bird's-eye view produced specifically for the work at hand. No copies in OCLC under the caption title, but two copies reported under the title of the bird's-eye view, at the Oakland Public Library and the Bancroft Library.

Price: $1,750.00