182 Orange Street is a lovely Victorian-style home at the top of some long, steep stairs.
Zillow says it was built in 1906, 1 but it appears to be from earlier than that.
c.1919-1924, the McCorkle family lived there: George, Alice, Milton F. (Ford?) and Virginia. In 1924, young Ford McCorkle and his sister Virginia (born c.1910) wrote in to the Aunt Elsie section in the Oakland Tribune. 2,3
In 1957, Charles M. Smiley and his wife Winifred Smiley lived at 182 Orange. Smiley was the owner of the Pink Poodle Restaurant on Grand Avenue. Early on the morning of July 17, 1957, they were roused from their sleep by Francois, their 10-month old poodle (who was dyed pink). They woke up to find the house in flames, so grabbed Francois and their cat, Chang Kong, and fled the house. The fire did an estimated $5,000 in damage. 4 In 1960, a miniature poodle went missing from 182 Orange Street. There's no mention of whether this was Francois or another poodle. 5