los angeles, California
March 7, 2003
Full of Victorian and a few Indian/Mexican artifacts, antiques, and ephemera.
Alameda, in addition to the naval base, was something of a resort/playground for the rich and famous and several photos and bits of marketing material from that time are on display.
At 2021 Alameda Avenue, a few blocks away is the Meyer House Museum, as they've billed it, the one and only house museum in Alameda. Open only on the fourth Saturday of the month, admission is $3. We sort of chanced upon it at the right time - the phone number is 510/521-1247.
A great colonial revival home built by the architect/owner in the late 1800s - it's still furnished with items owned by the family. Great gardens.
A pleasant, if uneventful, way to spend an afternoon.
From journal Alameda Island (a quiet spot on San Francisco Bay)