Where was Butchertown?

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Where were the boundaries of Butchertown and did they change over time as the city grew? I can remember that around 1970 there was still a packing house (Joseph Allen & Son) near 3rd and Oakdale.

-- Don Martinich (dutchm@dcn.davis.ca.us), July 27, 2001


Butchertown Reservation was a series of 22 blocks authorized by the legislature in the 1860s for commercial slaughterhouses. Miller & Lux was one of the original slaughterhouses and they contnue in business to this day.

The site was selected for its access to the newly layed rail lines and the Islais Channel which provided a sewage route to the bay.

Good luck in your research.

Kurt Iversen

-- Kurt Iversen (iversenk@aol.com), July 31, 2001.

In the 20's to 40's, Buthertown referred colloquially to what is now known as the Bayview District. Third Street was the heart of it. In that sense, I think the borders were not strictly defined.

-- Roxanne Albertoli (enaxora@hotmail.com), August 05, 2003.

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