You may know about Shellmound Street in Emeryville, but you may not know about Shellmounds in Oakland. This is just a start of an entry, but if you have more information about shellmounds in Oakland, please add it here. (Also, learn about the Emeryville Shellmound).
Another shellmound was mapped near the site of present-day Dennison Street in 1869.http://servlet1.lib.berkeley.edu:8080/mapviewer/searchcoll.execute.logic?coll=eartmaps&catno=b22254106 It was the former farm of Capt. E. L. Rodgers in the 1850s and became famous around the state as the Shell Mound Nursery. The area was later subdivided as the Shell Mound Tract, and a Shellmound Street existed there into the 1910s. The site, at Livingston and Embarcadero, is a city-owned lot occupied by a construction company today. See map excerpts.
Links and References
- There Were Once More Than 425 Shellmounds in the Bay Area KQED Arts November 12, 2018
- The Oakland Shellmound Oakland Geology blog February 6, 2023