1-5-1912 SF CallAs Oakland has grown through the years, the City has been forced to renumber addresses throughout the City to avoid confusion. For example, check out this set of ordinances adopted between 1872 and 1905 regarding street addresses. Also see this article from the January 5, 1912 San Francisco Call.

Telegraph Avenue

In 1894, Ordinance #1623 specified the addresses on Telegraph Ave. as follows:

Street
(west)
Start
Address
Street
(east)
Start
Address
Modern
Addresses
16th 1 Broadway 2 1600
17th 101 17th or Birnie 100 1700
18th 201 - - 1800
19th or Frederick 301 19th or Durant 300 1900
Williams 351 - - 1951
20th or Delger 401 20th or Delger 400 2000
21st or Hobart 501 21st or Hobart 500 2100
Jones 551 - - 2151
22nd or Charter 601 22nd or Walnut 600 2200
23rd or Simpson 701 23rd or Locust 700 2300
24th or Elm 801 24th or Elm 800 2400
25th or Laurel 901 25th or Laurel 900 2500
Sycamore (26th) 1001 26th or Bay 1000 2600
Knox (27th) 1101 - - 2700
Albion 1201 Merrimac 1200 2800
Caledonia 1301 Prospect 1300 2900
30th 1401 Orchard 1400 3000
31st 1501 Hawthorne 1500 3100
32nd 1601 - - 3200
33rd 1701 - - 3300
34th 1801 Plymouth 1800 3400
35th 1901 Edwards 1900 3500