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Oakland’s Fruitvale District is home to this exceptional neighborhood of Spanish Revival homes dating from the early Thirties.  The brilliantly-colored walks and driveways are original to the tract, and are lovingly maintained by the residents.  Although the Spanish Revival style was popular from 1915 through the early Thirties, entire developments carried out in a consistent Spanish theme are relatively rare.  A trademark feature of the tract, visible in the left foreground, is the unusual porch oculus with its wrought-iron grille.  While moulded stucco frames the front windows of most of these homes, the example at right foreground instead features a flanking pair of turned columns carrying a barrel-tiled hood and a heavy corbeled sill;  the spindle motif is repeated in the balusters of the porch railing.  Other familiar Spanish Revival details such as arches, tile-capped chimneys, and barrel-tile attic vents are repeated throughout the tract, providing a delightful rhythm to the streetscape.