A Haven for Artists

A Haven for Artists (HM1D0N)

Location: Oakland, CA 94602 Alameda County
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N 37° 48.641', W 122° 11.587'

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In the late 1800s, Joaquin Miller hosted gatherings of such notables as authors Jack London, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Bret Harte and Prentice Mulford; English humorist and playwright Tom Hood; illustrator/engraver Frank Leslie; poet Walt Whitman, Ina Coolbrith, and George Sterling; English statesman and writer Lord Houghton; actress Lillie Langtry.
HM NumberHM1D0N
Year Placed2010
Placed ByCity of Oakland
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ELLEN KOMP  [2] ELLEN KOMP  [3] ELLEN KOMP  [4] ELLEN KOMP  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 571024 N 4185116
Decimal Degrees37.81068333, -122.19311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.641', W 122° 11.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 38.46" N, 122° 11' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3050-3098 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland CA 94602, US
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I Saw The Marker

Wow, this marker is in an amazing spot. Just 1/4 mile off Highway 13 on Joaquin Miller Drive, it marks Miller's still-standing (boarded up) cottage "The Abbey" in "The Hights." Nearby are a shed used to store Miller's artifacts (with a fireplace inside); a statue of Miller on horseback; and a WPA built amphitheater with elaborate stone steps and pathways. The site is now a park owned by the city of Oakland.

Sep 28, 2017 at 9:07am PDT by chrishend

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