The intersection of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue in the Temescal area hardly evokes calm and beauty, but it must have been a lovely spot when Vicente Peralta received it in a land grant from his father, Don, in the1820’s.
By the 1880’s the Temescal was a suburb of Oakland, boasting industry, commerce and recreation. Italian immigrants opened butcher shops, bakeries and grocery stores which defined the area for more than half a century.
Today, the Temescal neighborhood is an ethnic food lover’s dream: Asmara for traditional Ethiopian, Dona Tomas for elegant Mexican, Black Muslim Bakery and Café for delicious bean pie, and of course, Genova Delicatessen for Italian specialties.
The district is enjoying a renaissance, thanks to stores like Porch Light, which specializes in vintage housewares and gifts, and Sagrada, a sacred arts shop. Hipsters hang out at the Temescal Café, and the Temescal Branch of the Oakland library also serves as a Tool Lending Library for residents who are inclined to do some tinkering or home repair.
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(all data current as of 5/21/2013)
$365,000 : 574 48TH ST, Unit: 203, OAKLAND1 bed, 1 full bath
$600,000 : 464 48TH ST, OAKLAND2 beds, 2 full baths
$519,000 : 418 38th St, Unit: A, OAKLAND2 beds, 2 full baths
$419,000 : 4811 TELEGRAPH AVE, Unit: 301, OAKLAND1 bed, 1 full bath
$599,950 : 4126 EMERALD ST, OAKLAND3 beds, 2 full baths
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