The Meyers House

Happy weekend, y’all. Hope it’s been a good one so far.

Greetings from this Colonial Revival beauty in Alameda, California that was built in 1897. Designed by Henry Meyers, the house was erected by his father, Jacob, for $4,000. Jacob Meyers was a prominent East Bay architect, who was often used for his skills in Alameda County.

“His work includes the portal entrance of the Posey Tube in Alameda, ten veterans buildings throughout Alameda County, and numerous public buildings and churches,” according to the Alameda Museum website. “In 1894 he married Bertha May, whose father was a prominent rancher in Alvarado, California.

The couple had three daughters. Edith (1900-1971) was a physician, Mildred (1898-1982) practiced as an architect, and Jeanette (1905-93) ran their Dry Creek Ranch near Union City. Mr Meyers died in 1943, followed by his wife in 1947.

“The home is situated on a three-parcel lot, that includes the original fencing and pergola, three-car garage, and an architectural studio built in 1935. The Meyers House has received numerous additions, designed by Mildred Meyers, a practicing architect.”

The house is a City of Alameda Landmark. The house museum is open from 1-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. Admission is a $5 donation.

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