Thousand Oaks History


"But the most unlooked for feature of the place is its air of remoteness and seclusion. Here it lies, spread out on the open hillside, in full view from bay and from town. Yet as we thread its quiet alleys, or lie dreaming in the sunshine under the lee of its rocks, we seem to have journeyed leagues from the work-a-day world we left behind."

"Walks about Berkeley,"
Cornelius Beach Bradley
A Berkeley Year,  1898

Illustration from Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association