Historical Page Instance

API endpoint for viewing page history.

Filter fields

You can filter the result set by providing the following query parameters:

  • name -- Filter by name, exact.
  • slug -- Filter by page slug. Supports the standard lookup types
  • region -- Filter by region. Allows for chained filtering on all of the filters available on the region resource, e.g. region__slug.

And the usual set of historical filter fields:

  • history_user - filter by the user resource of the editor, if user was logged in. Allows for chained filtering on all of the filters available on the user resource, e.g. history_user__username.
  • history_user_ip - filter by the IP address of the editor.
  • history_date - filter by history date. Supports the standard lookup types
  • history_type - filter by history type id, exact.


You can order the result set by providing the ordering query parameter with the value of one of:

  • slug
  • history_date

You can reverse ordering by using the - sign, e.g. -slug.

GET /api/v4/pages_history/1372662/
HTTP 200 OK Vary: Accept Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8 Allow: GET, HEAD, OPTIONS
{ "url": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/pages_history/1372662/", "name": "Claremont Hotel", "slug": "claremont hotel", "content": "<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/Claremont%20Hotel.jpg\" style=\"width: 400px; height: 253px;\"><span style=\"width: 400px;\" class=\"image_caption\">Claremont Hotel <sup>2</sup></span></span></p>\n<p>\n\tThe <strong>Claremont Hotel</strong> is a large hotel in the Oakland/Berkeley Hills bordered by two roads that for years were the main routes between between Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, Tunnel Road and Claremont Avenue. Although the hotel has a Berkeley mailing address and is often described as being in Berkeley, the entire hotel and nearly all of the grounds are on the Oakland side of the <a href=\"Oakland%20Berkeley%20Border\">border between Oakland and Berkeley</a>. When construction on the hotel started in 1905, the property was not part of either city, but the site was part of a major annexation to Oakland that was <a href=\"History%20of%20Annexation\">approved by voters in 1909</a>.</p>\n<p>\n\tPrior to the construction of the Claremont Hotel, the current hotel property was part of a\u00a0<span style=\"\">13,000 acre\u00a0</span>estate assembled by Bill Thornburg for his daughter and wife, who wanted to live in an English castle, which Thornburg did construct. The property also included horse stables and\u00a0<span style=\"\">other amenities</span>. After his wife passed away and his daughter moved to England, Bill Thornburg sold the castle and the property to the Ballard family. On July 14, 1901, the castle and many other houses in the hills burned down due to a fire caused by hot, dry winds.</p>\n<p>\n\tNext to own the property were <a href=\"Francis%20Marion%20%22Borax%22%20Smith\">Frank \"Borax\" Smith</a> and his business partner, <a href=\"Frank%20Havens\">Frank Havens</a>, who planned to build a resort hotel\u00a0<span style=\"\">as a destination for\u00a0</span><a href=\"The%20Realty%20Syndicate\">The Realty Syndicate</a><span style=\"\">\u00a0via the\u00a0</span><a href=\"Key%20System\">Key System</a>. Legend has it that in a game of checkers (or dominoes, or poker) between Havens, Smith and Berkeley businessman John Spring, the property was wagered and that Havens won.</p>\n<p>\n\tIn 1905 Frank Havens and his Claremont Hotel Company started construction. After some delays, and the purchase of more land, the Claremont Hotel opened in 1915. The hotel was the largest anywhere on the West Coast and sits on the borderline between Oakland and Berkeley. The hotel was designed by architect\u00a0<a href=\"Charles%20W.%20Dickey\">C.W. Dickey</a>\u00a0for\u00a0\"Borax\" Smith\u00a0and\u00a0Frank Havens'\u00a0Realty Syndicate.\u00a0<span style=\"\">Although it has been painted bright white for many years, it originally had a darker color scheme when it was built\u00a0</span><span style=\"\">.</span></p>\n<p>\n\tThere is an alternate account of the Claremont Hotel, in which Frank Havens sold the land to\u00a0Erick Lindblom, and that it was Lindblom, not Havens, that went on to construct the hotel in 1914.\u00a0<sup>2</sup></p>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/Claremont%20Hotel%201907.jpg\" style=\"width: 531px; height: 337px;\"></span></p>\n<p>\n\tLongtime employee <a href=\"Claude%20Gillum\">Claude Gillum</a> bought the Claremont in 1937 for $250,000 and completely renovated the interior. Claude Gillum and his wife installed a fire resistant roof, automatic sprinkler system, high pressure water system and a smoke proof, water cooled fire escape. The wooden hotel building was threatened by the <a href=\"Oakland%20Firestorm%201991\">1991 Oakland Firestorm</a>. Images of the hillside behind the hotel covered with flames were shown around the country.</p>\n<p>\n\tOn <em>[date needed]</em> the <span>Claremont Resort &amp; Spa (Claremont Hotel)</span><span> was designated <a href=\"Oakland%20Historical%20Landmarks\">Oakland Landmark</a> #133, under Zoning Case #LM01-404.</span></p>\n<p>\n\tSince 1914, the Claremont has been owned by <span style=\"\">FRHI Hotels and Resorts, which also owns the Fairmont in San Francisco.<sup>4</sup></span></p>\n<p>\n\tWon 2014 \"Readers' Choice\" Best Spa in\u00a0<a href=\"http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/Oakland-Magazine/July-2014/2014-Best-Of-Oakland-and-the-East-Bay/\">Oakland Magazine</a>.</p>\n<h3>\n\tAddress</h3>\n<p>\n\t41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, California, 94705<br>\n\t(yes, the mailing address is in Berkeley, but the Hotel itself is within the Oakland city limits)</p>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border image_right\"><img src=\"_files/IMG_0729.JPG\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 400px;\"><span style=\"width: 300px;\" class=\"image_caption\">Claremont Hotel Tower and Flag from Evergreen Path<br>\n\t<em>(Courtesy <a href=\"users%2FNAParish\">NAParish</a>;\u00a0CC\u00a0BY-SA\u00a02.0)</em></span></span><br>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/Claremont%20Resort%20%26%20Spa.jpg\" style=\"width: 410px; height: 545px;\"><span style=\"width: 410px;\" class=\"image_caption\">The Claremont Resort &amp; Spa (Claremont Hotel), Oakland, California <sup>3</sup></span></span></p>\n<p>\n\t\u00a0</p>\n<p>\n\t\u00a0</p>\n<p>\n\t<span class=\"image_frame image_frame_border\"><img src=\"_files/8410301276_4e5cd58c59_b.jpg\" style=\"width: 500px; height: 335px;\"><span style=\"width: 500.18181824684143px;\" class=\"image_caption\">photo\u00a0CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by\u00a0<a href=\"http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsieh78/\">www78</a></span></span><br>\n\t\u00a0</p>\n<h3>\n\tLinks and References</h3>\n<ol>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"http://www.claremontresort.com/history-the-beginning.shtml\">The Claremont Hotel Club &amp; Spa: History The Beginning</a> official website</li>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"http://www.alamedainfo.com/The_Claremont_Hotel_Berkeley_CA_Story_from_1957_menu.jpg\">The Claremont Story</a> Alameda Info</li>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<a href=\"http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PBN/OurServices/Historic/DOWD009012\">Designated Landmarks, Heritage Properties, and Preservation Districts</a> City of Oakland</li>\n\t<li>\n\t\t<p>\n\t\t\t<a href=\"http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/01/claremont-hotel-berkeley-fairmont-sell.html\">Berkeley's Claremont Hotel to be bought by Fairmont, Raffles group</a>\u00a0<em>San Francisco Business Times</em></p>\n\t</li>\n</ol>\n", "region": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/regions/340/", "history_comment": "Some cleanup and adding more about the Oakland/Berkeley border issue", "history_date": "2020-09-03T08:34:58.356", "history_type": 1, "history_user": "https://ja.localwiki.org/api/v4/users/9357/", "history_user_ip": "" }