By Michael Greenslade
(Better Homes & Gardens | Mason-McDuffie Real Estate)
The above illustration appeared in the November 20th, 1941 edition of the Oakland Tribune. Because of the date two weeks before Pearl Harbor and the outbreak of World War II. It is doubtful whether this exact building was ever built.However, the homes in Alameda's Southshore neighborhood appear to share architectural DNA to the 1941 design above. These homes built around 1955, 14 years later even share the horizontal siding of the original design. The two car tandem garage in the original design was streched forward to be two garage/carports sharing a large open entrance atruim.