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The Telegraph Avenue Windmill is a small, windmill-shaped building near the former sites of the Lemmon Herbarium and Idora Park. The address is 5977 Telegraph Ave.

There have been various theories about the origin of the windmill over the years, but according to the owners of Steele's Discount Scuba a couple of doors over, and also according to Gail Lombardi of Oakland's Cultural Heritage Survey:
 (a) it was not part of Idora Park
 (b) it was not part of a miniature golf course
 (c) it was a lemonade stand.

For a time in the 1960s, it was the home of Butch's Record Mill, a (very small) record store owned by Butch Bounds. 1

The Combination 1966-12 1

Links and References

  1. Let's Meet...Mister Bounds The Combination magazine December 1966 via Oakland Public Library