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Poirier House [picture]
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Oakland Public Library
Contributing Institution
Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division
Selections from the Collections of the Oakland History Room and the Maps Division of the Oakland Public Library
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Public domain
Material is in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Title from item. The image depicts the estate of Jean Baptiste Poirier, a member of Fils de Liberte who entered exile from Canada after the rebellion of 1837. He settled on land acquired from Vicente Peralta at what is now 6149 Shattuck Ave. The first structures were built in 1851 and are visible at the left of the main house. The compound was demolished in 1954 for constuction of an apartment building. The elder Poirier's widow, the former Rose De Lima, stands behind the picket fence, her daughter Eugenie beside her and son, Andrew F., between the horses in the foreground. Telegraph cables are visible aloft.
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm.
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Oakland (Calif.) - History - Pictorial works.
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Oakland (Calif.) - Buildings, structures, etc. - Pictorial works.
Jane Voiles Collection.

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