California Historical Landmarks In Oakland

Landmark # 45 - Site of the College of California

Description: The University of California, chartered March 23, 1868, used buildings of the former College of California between Franklin and Harrison and 12th and 14th Streets from 1869 to 1873. Henry Durant, who founded the Contra Costa Academy in June 1853, was elected first university president in June 1870. The university moved to its present site in Berkeley in September 1873.

Location: NE corner of 13th and Franklin Sts, Oakland


Additional Resources

Web sites related to the College of California are listed below if you would like to do further research.

Photo of historical plaque

Timeline of the College of California and University of California


Use of California State Parks Data

Description, location and historical landmark status provided by California State Parks under the following conditions.




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