Friday, June 26, 2009

Alameda Snapshot: West End Industry

One of the great resources for Alameda History is the Alameda Navel Air Museum. In their photo gallery section they have some great snapshots of the west end and a photo of the Borax Refinery one of the first industries to set-up shop in Alameda. The plant constructed in 1893 operated along Alameda's western shoreline until the 1930s. It was constructed along the rails of the Pacific Coast Railroad and was the largest Borax Refinery in the world at the time and reportedly one of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the United States.

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