Memorial Park in foreground
Oakland Tribune January 23, 1936 5

Memorial Park was a small park near the Oakland Auditorium at what was then 12th St. and Fallon. It was the original location of the bust of Abraham Lincoln. 2

In addition to the bust, the park included a flag pole 4 and a cannon. 1 In 1925, approval was given to add a plaque or statue of Ulysses S. Grant. 3

The park was removed when the Frickstad Viaduct was built c.1950. The bust was moved in front of the Alameda County Courthouse.

Links and References

1912 map excerpt

  1. Women, Girls of '61 Oakland Tribune January 23, 1921
  2. Bronze Bust of Lincoln Will Be Dedicated Oakland Tribune June 29, 1922
  3. Park Directors Approval Rifle Range at Sequoia Oakland Tribune February 4, 1925
  4. Civil War Women to Entertain Veterans Oakland Tribune July 21, 1922
  5. New Courthouse 50% Complete Oakland Tribune January 23, 1936