Eucalyptus Road Rock


While walking the sidewalks of Oakland for my Oakland Sidewalk Stamps blog last week, I made a special trip to Eucalyptus Road, a short loop with each end in Berkeley south of Claremont Avenue. It’s the northernmost place in Oakland on the Piedmont block, better known as our lump of the Novato Quarry terrane. At the heart of the road, edged with eccentric brickwork (and some old sidewalk stamps, natch), is this sprawling property with lush grounds, old eucalyptus trees and a fine rounded knocker reigning over it all.

Elsewhere on the street you’ll see a little more bedrock, too. Also, if you have an aversion to Berkeley you can get there via an unmarked, unmapped spur off uppermost Harwood Avenue.

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