Golden Gate is a neighborhood west of San Pablo Avenue, bordered by Berkeley to the north, Emeryville to the west and south, and the Gaskill, and Paradise Park tracts to the east. Gaskill and Paradise Park are considered part of the Golden Gate District, eg by the neighborhood association, SPAGGIA, and others below under community.
Golden Gate was originally the 150 acres of Klinknerville, founded and named in the 1880s by by German immigrant Charles Klinkner who also called himself the "mayor" of his town. Klinkner had a rubber stamp business and formed "Klinkner Hall" at San Pablo and 59th Street (nee Klinkner). The hall hosted clubs and church services and sold groceries and drugs on the first floor.
Mr Klinkner and all of his Klinkner naming weren't super popular and by 1888 the neighborhood had been renamed in 1888 for its views (now obscured) of the Golden Gate (the entrance to the bay now spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge).
Golden Gate was annexed to Oakland in 1897.
The Herzog Tract was historic tract in Golden Gate.
Southern Pacific commuter trains ran through the neighborhood on Stanford to the Oakland Mole.1
African Americans arrived during WWII to work in the ship yards.
The neighborhood has a large number of arts, entertainment, and community resources, including Actual Cafe, The Compound Gallery, PLACE for Sustainable Living, Victory Burger, A Verb for Keeping Warm, and a Carnegie library.
People in the neighborhood are encouraged to join our neighborhood social network and come to neighborhood meetings, e.g, for NCPC-10x.
Bay Public School (1895) (Later Golden Gate Elementary and now a charter school) located at 62nd & San Pablo
Klinkner Hall Photo taken before it was razed in 1941. Can also see Klinkner's Drug. The site is now a grocery store (previously Safeway and now Gateway Supermarket)
Trader Vics matchbook from original location (now a vacant lot) at 65th and San Pablo
- Mailman, Erika. Oakland's Neighborhoods. Oakland: Mailman Press, 2005.
Pages tagged “Golden Gate”
- 1 For All Mural
- 55th Street Garden
- All Nations Pentecostal Prayer
- A Verb for Keeping Warm
- Berkley Maynard Academy
- Dollars Market
- Fratellanza Club
- Freeman's Park
- Golden Gate Branch Library
- Golden Gate Recreation Center
- Hinky Dink's
- Oscar the Grouch Mural
- Pepples Donut Farm
- PLACE for Sustainable Living
- Rebuilding Together Oakland
- St Columba
- The Compound Gallery
- The First-Ever San Pablo Stroll
- Triple Point Cohousing
- Triumph the Church & Kingdom of God In Christ
- Victory Burger
- Zombie Village