New Broadway

From Wooljersey

Webster St. had been extended across Broadway some years previous and came to terminate at Hawthorne St. and the junction of Webster Ave. Webster Ave., in turn, once again crossed Broadway and terminated at the gates of Mountain View Cemetery. Modern Oaklanders know Webster Ave. much better as Piedmont Ave. It was also called Cemetery Ave. Husted's Oakland Directory for 1891 identifies Broadway above this junction with Webster Ave. as New Broadway, "a continuance of Broadway beyond the city line."

Knave - Oakland Tribune - Sunday, February 19, 1961