Fernside Estate
in the city of Alameda 

This was the home that Alfred Henry (A.H.) Cohen's father,  Alfred Andrew (A. A.) built with the fortune he amassed after he sold the San Fransisco ferries and Oakland/ Alameda railroad to the "Big Four" who brought the transcontinental R.R. to the West Coast. These photos are of the second home that A.A. Cohen built on the Fernside property.

This beautiful Italianate home burned down in 1898 while they were remodeling the interiors for the wedding reception for the youngest daughter, so many of the furnishing  were in storage. Some of those items and furnishings from from A.A.'s Law office in S.F. can be found in the Cohen Bray house