Mission

The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS), previously known as the Alameda Victorian Preservation Society (AVPS), was founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1975.  The continuing goal of AAPS is to increase public awareness and appreciation of historic architecture in Alameda.

Join us for the Annual Woody Walk, featuring the East End after Arts & Crafts

2713 Calhoun Street (1924)
House image: Woody Minor.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Krusi Park: High Street and Otis Drive by the Otis School Playground

Free for AAPS members; $10 for non-members

Join historian Woody Minor on a walk around Alameda’s exotic East End on a quest for Alameda’s post-Arts & Crafts architectural legacy, featuring houses that were built between the world wars. This period witnessed the final flowering of the bungalow, a rich range of revivals, and the emergence of the modern tract home.

We will track these trends in the work of notable 20th century builders like George H. Noble, Julius J. Grodem, Noble F. Justice, Sidney J. Dowling, and P. Royal Haulman. Don’t forget your hat!

Alameda’s Annual Legacy Home Tour

Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 11 am until 5 pm

Spend a day visiting seven of Alameda’s most stunning historic homes, stroll through neighborhoods rich in architectural heritage, learn about the restoration process, and enjoy light refreshments in the garden of one of the homes on tour.

The ticket price includes a keepsake “Legacy Guidebook” and visitors may begin their tour at any home, anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on tour day.

Our annual tour of historic homes raises funds to help support two of Alameda’s well-known non-profit organizations,the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society and the Alameda Museum.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit http://alameda-legacy-home-tour.org/

Interested in Volunteering? Volunteer opportunities include welcoming guests and acting as a home tour docent, helping with ticket sales, and assisting with after tour activities. For more information on volunteering, please email: htdocents@earthlink.net.

Fargo House Gets a Plaque

Fargo HouseGretchen and Arthur Lipow are the latest AAPS members to receive a plaque for their home, Fargo House. For more information on the AAPS Plaque Program and downloadable brochure and application, please see our Historical Plaque Program page.