Saturday, February 3, 2007


HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS: Glass panes on the American Presidents Line Building at 1111 Broadway glisten with (from left to right) the Oakland Tribune tower, the tower of the former Bank of America Building (today's F.H. One Building at 1212 Broadway) and 1330 Broadway. The Clorox Building nudges in on the right.

This blog is a work in progress begun on February 3, 2007. I will add more information and photos as time goes by; Last update: December 11, 2009.

As a starting point, I'm using the list of landmarks that former Pardee Home Museum director David Nicolai prepared for the Oakland Heritage Alliance Web site (http://www.oaklandheritage.com/)

You'll find some abbreviations in David's list: NHL, NRHP and CHL

NHL: National Historic Landmark

National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction; Oakland has five.

NRHP: National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. There are about 80,000 properties on this list; fifty-four are in Oakland.

I just started a blog that lists Oakland's National Historical Landmarks and Oakland's representation on the National Register of Historical Places.

Have a look: ( oaknatlandmarks.blogspot.com); click on the "return" button to come back to this blog.

CHL: California Historical Landmark

California Historical Landmarks are buildings, structures, sites, or places that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting strict criteria. The resource also must be approved for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or the City/Town Council in whose jurisdiction it is located; be recommended by the State Historical Resources Commission; and be officially designated by the Director of California State Parks. California Historical Landmarks numbered 770 and above are automatically listed in the California Register of Historical Resources.

There are thirteen California Historical Landmarks in Oakland.

As I've done with the national landmarks, I have added a blog with the list of state landmarks in Oakland.

Have a look: ( oakllandcallandmarks.blogspot.com); click on the "return" button to come back to this blog.

There is a fourth category of landmark not noted on David's list:

ACHL: Alameda County Historical Landmark

Oakland has fifty-nine Alameda County Historical Landmarks.

I've created a blog with a list of these landmarks.
Have a look: (http://oakcountylandmarks.blogspot.com/) Click on the return button to return to this blog.

PHOTO CREDITS: So far, I've downloaded post cards from the Oakland Heritage Alliance Web site, a photo from the Pardee Home Museum Web site. I've used four photographs. The photos of the APL building with the reflections, the redwood tree "Old Survivor" and the Necklace of Lights with the Tribune Tower are my own. Eric Kos took the one of the Camron-Stanford House. I downloaded the 1917 photo of the Southern Pacific station at 16th and Wood streets from http://www.bayarearailfan.org/index.html, a great resource for the railroad history buff. I've also used historical photos from the Oakland History Room collection.

Eric Kos and I would like to invite you to visit our Web site (http://www.oaklandhistory.com/)

How to read the list:
Landmark name: Joaquin Miller Abbey
Location: Joaquin Miller Park
Date constructed: 1886
Name of architect (if pertinent): none here
Owner: City of Oakland
Description: Monument
Date listed as City of Oakland landmark: January 7, 1975
National Historical Landmark information (if pertinent): NHL December 29, 1962
National Register of Historic Places information (if pertinent): NRHP 1966
California Historical Landmark Information (if pertinent): CHL 107
Visit: Web site link if available or pertinent


City of Oakland Landmarks



1
Western Pacific Depot
3rd and Washington streets
July 9, 1974


2
Camron-Stanford House
1426 Lakeside Drive
1876
City of Oakland
House museum and offices
January 7, 1975
NRHP 1972
Visit (http://www.cshouse.org/)



3
Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon
90 Jack London Square
1880
Port of Oakland
Tavern
January 7, 1975
NRHP 2000


Photo to come
4
Tower to General John C. Fremont
Joaquin Miller Park
City of Oakland
January 7, 1975



5
Joaquin Miller Abbey
Joaquin Miller Park
1886
City of Oakland
Monument
January 7, 1975
NHL December 29, 1962
NRHP 1966
CHL 107
The top photo was taken in 1886 just after Miller built "The Hights." (Yes, that's how he spelled it! ) Look closely and you'll see the poet standing on the bridge in the middle of the photo. The second image is a postcard from the Oakland Heritage Alliance Web site.

Here's the text from the California Historical Landmark plaque:

107 Joaquin Miller, "Poet of the Sierras," resided on these acres, named by him "The Hights," from 1886 to 1918. In this building, known as The Abbey, he wrote "Columbus" and other poems. The surrounding trees were planted by him and he personally built, on the eminence to the north, the funeral pyre and the monuments dedicated to Moses, General John C. Fremont, and Robert Browning. "The Hights" was purchased by the City of Oakland in 1919.




6
J. Mora Moss Cottage
Mosswood Park,
3612 Webster Street
Builder: S. H. Williams
1864
City of Oakland
Park and recreation center
January 7, 1975



7
Governor George C. Pardee House
672 11th Street
William Hoagland and John J. Newsom
1868
Pardee Home Foundation
House museum
January 7, 1975
NRHP 1975
CHL 1027 in 1998
Italianate villa; home to two Oakland mayors Enoch and George Pardee. George served as California governor from 1903 to 1907
Visit (http://www.pardeehome.org/)

8
Alfred H. Cohen House
1440 29th Avenue
1884
January 7, 1975
NRHP 1973
Visit (http://www.cohen-brayhouse.info/)

9
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway
Timothy Pflueger
1931
City of Oakland
Movie and performing arts theatre
January 7, 1975
NHL May 5, 1977
NRHP 1973
CHL 884

Here's the description from the National Historical Landmarks Web site:

Built during the Depression and opened in December 1931, this great Art Deco movie palace was the largest auditorium on the West Coast, seating 3,476. Designed by Timothy Pflueger of San Francisco, the Paramount combines spectacular advertising with stark functionalism. With its 110' facade featuring a tile mosaic of two monumental figures, a stage 32' deep and 50' wide, a mechanically elevated orchestra pit, 20 production and dressing rooms, it serves all the arts from symphony to dance to variety shows and movies.


9a
Paramount Theatre Interior
2025 Broadway
Theatre
City of Oakland
March 9, 1993

Visit (http://www.paramounttheatre.com/)

The Paramount photos are courtesy the Oakland Film Office; visit their Web site(http://www.filmoakland.com/)

10
Antonio Maria Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
1868; City
House museum
August 5, 1975
NRHP 1977
CHL 925 1977
Visit (http://www.peraltahacienda.org/)


11
Site of Adobe Headquarters, Rancho San Antonio
2465, 2501 and 2511 34th Avenue
1821
City of Oakland
August 5, 1975


This photograph shows the concrete outline of the original Peralta home and outbuildings. "The Great San Francisco Earthquake" on September 21, 1868, destroyed these buildings.


Photo to come

12
Treadwell Hall
5212 Broadway
California College of the Arts
Macky Hall
College administrative offices
August 5, 1975
NRHP 1977 as Treadwell Mansion and Carriage House
Visit (http://www.cca.edu/)


In 1922 Frederick Meyer purchased the four-acre James Treadwell estate in Oakland for $60,000. Over the next four years, Meyer led a crew of student, faculty, and alumni to transform the rundown estate into a campus that is today's California College of the Arts. Meyer and his family lived the top floor of the mansion.




13
First Unitarian Church
The postcard shows two Oakland landmarks: The First Unitarian Church and next door the Charles S. Greene Library (Landmark #48).
685 14th Street
Walter J. Matthews
1889
Church
August 5, 1975
NRHP 1977
CHL 896
Visit (http://www.uuoakland.org/)




14
Frederick B. Ginn House
660 13th Street
Preservation Park
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Offices and meeting spaces
August 5, 1975

15
Tribune Tower
409-415 13th Street
Edward Foulkes
1923
Oakland Tribune offices
May 4, 1976

Photo to come
16
Herbert Hoover House
1079 12th Street
Private residence
October 5, 1976
17
Jack London House
1914 Foothill Boulevard
Private residence
March 8, 1977
Jack London began to take his writing seriously when he lived in this East Oakland house.




18
Young Women’s Christian Association Building
1515 Webster Street
Julia Morgan; 1915
YWCA, other offices and dormitories
May 24, 1977
NRHP 1984
Visit (http://www.ywcaoakland.org/)

19
Lakeshore Highlands Portals
Trestle Glen and Longridge roads
November 15, 1977





20
Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
950 Castro Street
Originally 920 Brush Street
Church
November 29, 1977
NRHP 1978

21
Quinn House
1004-1006 16th Street
Originally 1425 Castro Street
March 21, 1978

22
Arbor Villa Palm Trees
West side of 9th Aveneu from East 24th to E. 28th streets
Along Bayview Avenue from East 28th to 927 Bayview and on East 28th from Park Boulevard to 9th Avenue
ca. 1881
Photo by Paul Stokstad


Fox Oakland Theatre and Building
1807-1829 Telegraph Avenue
Weeks and Day
1928
City of Oakland
March 28, 1978
NRHP 1979
Visit (http://www.foxoakland.org/)


24
California Cotton Mills
The 1917 building
1091 Calcot Place
February 20, 1979
The people in this photograph are working in the twining room.

25
Maclise Drug Store Building
1633 San Pablo Avenue
February 20, 1979

26
Locke House
John Hudson Thomas
3911 Harrison Street
April 3, 1979
NRHP 1989



27
Oakland Municipal Auditorium
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center)
10 Tenth St.
John J. Donovan, 1915
Niche bas-reliefs by Alexander Sterling Calder
City of Oakland
April 3, 1979



Photos courtesy Carey & Co.

28
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Palmer, Hornbostel, and Jones
City of Oakland
1911
City hall
June 19, 1979
NRHP 1983


When Oakland's fifth City Hall was completed in 1914, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The 97-foot-tall layered structure was designed by Palmer & Hornbostel Architects of New York in the Beaux Arts style. The facade is white granite and terra cotta, the interior white and black marble and creamy-colored imported Caen stone. The fancy design was dubbed "Mayor Mott's wedding cake" after Oakland Mayor Frank Mott married the year construction began.


It features a three-story podium supporting a slimmer, 10-story office tower. Atop the office tower rests a smaller two-story podium (floors 13 and 14), from which rises a 91-foot clock tower reached from a circular staircase inside. A three-tiered, 36-cell jail and outdoor exercise yard for the inmates is located on the 12th floor, although it hasn't been used since the 1960s.


Courtesy Cecily Burt, Oakland Tribune,




29
Saint Augustine’s-Old Trinity Church
29th Street and Telegraph Avenue
Reverend Blakewell and W.H. Hamilton
1892-3
Episcopal Diocese of California
Church
December 4, 1979
NRHP 1982

30
Earl Warren House
88 Vernon Street
December 4, 1979

31
Hotel Oakland
260 13th Street
Senior housing
December 18, 1979
NRHP 1979

32
Caldecott Tunnel
Highway 24 at the Contra Costa County line
CALTRANS
1937
Traffic tunnel
January 22, 1980

33
North Field, Oakland International Airport
Port of Oakland
February 5, 1980

34
Montclair Fire House
6226 Moraga Avenue
City of Oakland
March 18, 1980

35
Brooklyn Fire House
1235 International Boulevard
City of Oakland
Fire house
April 8, 1980

36
Point Oakland Fire House
(Demolished)
1681 8th Street
May 27, 1980


37
Dunsmuir House and Carriage House
2960 Peralta Oaks Court
Eugene Freeman
City of Oakland
1899
House museum
May 27, 1980
NRHP 1972



38
Old Survivor Redwood Tree
Leona Park
City
June 24, 1980
Photo by Steven Gross
39
Lake Merritt
Lakeside Park and Wildlife Refuge
City of Oakland
1868
July 8, 1980
Wildlife Refuge
NHL May 23, 1963
NRHP 1966



40
Leimert Bridge
Leimert Boulevard between Park Boulevard and Clemens Road
City
Bridge
September 30, 1980

41
Glenview Branch Library
4231 Park Boulevard
September 30, 1980

41a
Glenview Branch Library Interior
4231 Park Boulevard
February 25, 1977

42
Asa White House
604 E. 17th Street
1878
November 4, 1980

43
Four Carnegie branch libraries
City
November 4, 1980
NRHP 1996



Source: http://www.carnegielibraries.org/


Four branch libraries in Oakland were constructed between 1916 and 1918, the result of a 1914 Carnegie grant of $140,000 obtained specifically for branch libraries by Oakland's city librarian Charles S. Greene. Oakland pioneered branch libraries, opening branch reading rooms as early as 1878, and later emphasizing neighborhood branches.


Greene's branch request matched Andrew Carnegie's philosophy wherein more recent grants focused on small towns and on branches in metropolitan areas to bring books closer to the people where they lived. However, controversy surrounded the attempt to allocate the four sites evenly between established working class neighborhoods and newer middle class neighborhoods east of Lake Merritt.


Today all but the 23rd (or Miller) Avenue Library serve as libraries, all of the buildings have been retrofitted and restored.






1. Golden Gate, 5606 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland's Golden Gate Branch, also designed by Donovan and Dickey, is a unique example among California Carnegies of Georgian Revival architecture. Located on the southeast corner of San Pablo Avenue and 56th Street, it faces on busy industrial and commercial San Pablo Avenue but is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. The library formerly housed the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life, which has been moved to the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (originally Oakland's Carnegie main library).



2. Melrose, 4805 Foothill Boulevard
Because of the early donation of land, Melrose construction was able to begin before World War One (the other branches had to wait until 1918), and with $35,000 the practiced Carnegie architect William H. Weeks was able to plan a larger building with more amenities, such as the marble lined foyer, than was possible by the time the other three branches were constructed. The site of the Melrose branch, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd., 48th Avenue, and Fremont Way is a wedge-shaped lot. The Classical Revival building is in the form of two rectangles set at angles with a generous rotunda between. Because it was thought to be the most fireproof of the Oakland branches, and because of its location near a high school and use by young people, Melrose was the recipient of the Gibson collection of books and a generous endowment.


3. Temescal, 5205 Telegraph Avenue
Donovan and Dickey chose the Tudor style for the Alden branch, as the Temescal Branch was called from 1918 to 1948; it is the remaining example of California's two Tudor style Carnegies. It is located on the northwest corner of 52nd Street and Telegraph Avenue near the intersection with Claremont Avenue, Its auditorium has served as a community center. Alden was the historical name for the Temescal area but had long been supplanted by the latter in popular usage. The change of the library's name to Temescal was made at the request of neighborhood organizations. The library has recently been retrofitted and refurbished to its original interior appearance.

4. 23rd Avenue, 1441 Miller Avenue Architects C.W. Dickey and John Donovan were chosen to design the Miller Avenue library, along with the Alden and Golden Gate branches. The Spanish Revival building is located on the southwest corner of Miller Avenue and East 15th Street near the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and 23rd Avenue. Its neighborhood is now mainly commercial and industrial with some residential. The building is no longer part of the library system; it has served as an alternative school for the Oakland public schools, was briefly a social service facility, and has had several periods of vacancy.

From when it was built in 1918 until 1966, the building was known as the 23rd Avenue Branch Library; from 1966 to 1972, it was called the Ina Coolbrith Branch; from 1972 to 1976 it was known as the Latin American Branch.



All four branch libraries (along with the Charles S. Greene Library, Oakland Landmark #48; home to the African American Museum and Library of Oakland) were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as part of a multi-property California Carnegie Libraries listing.

44
King’s Daughter Home
3900 Broadway
Julia Morgan
November 4, 1980

45
Morcom Amphitheater of Roses
600 Jean Street
City
Municipal rose garden
November 4, 1980

46
Second Church of Christ Scientist
Parks Chapel A.M.E. Church
476 34th Street
Church
February 24, 1981

47
James White House
702 11th Street (original location);
Now in Preservation Park
East Bay Asian Local Development Corp.
Preservation Park office and café
April 14, 1981




48
Charles S. Greene Library
659 14th Street
AAMLO (African-American Museum and Library of Oakland)
Flaville and Bliss; 1900
City
NRHP 1996

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places along with the four branch libraries (Oakland Landmark #43) in 1996 as part of a multi-property California Carnegie libraries listing.
April 14, 1981

49
Southern Pacific Mole
Western terminus of 7th Street
April 14, 1981

50
John C. McMullen Ave
2748 Grande Vista Avenue
May 5, 1981

51
George McCrea House and Indian Campground
Holy Names College Campus
May 5, 1981
NRHP 1982

52
Grand Lake Theatre and Roof Sign
3200 Grand Avenue
Movie theatre
July 14, 1981

53
Dr. William Bamford House
1235-9 East 15th Street
1860s
November 17, 1981

54
James Presho House
1806 10th Avenue
Samuel and Joseph Newsom (?); 1894

55
Seymour C. Davisson House
1527 Union Street
Samuel and Joseph Newsom; 1881-1885
November 17, 1981

56
DeFremery House
1651 Adeline Street
City; 1863-4
Park and recreation center
November 17, 1981

57
Capt. Henry E. Nichols House
2304 9th Avenue
Newsom and Newsom; 1887
December 3, 1981

58
Williams Block
1148-1156 East 12th Street
1880s
July 20, 1982

59
Central Block (demolished)
1102-1118 East 12th Street
July 20, 1982

60
Portland Hotel-Henry House
470-482 9th Street
William Stokes
1877-8
November 9, 1982

61
Dunn Block
721-725 Washington Street
1878-9
November 9, 1982
NRHP 1978

62
Peniel Mission (Oriental Block)
716-724 Washington Street
John Marquis
1885-6
November 9, 1982

63
Victor H. Metcalf House
750 14th Street
Originally 245 Perkins Street
November 9, 1982

64
LaSalle Hotel Building
491-497 9th Street
William Stokes; 1877-8
November 9, 1982

65
Central Pacific Railway Depot
464-468 7th Street
November 9, 1982

66
Bowman M. Brown’s Building and Annex
727-735 Washington Street
509-513 8th Street
1878-79
November 9, 1982

67
Hume-Wilcutt House
918 18th Street
February 15, 1983

68
Wilcox Block and Annex (Gladstone)
821-833 Broadway;
459-475 9th Street
1868
February 15, 1983

69
Delger Block
901-933 Broadway
Kenitzer and Raun; 1880-85
April 12, 1983

70
Federal Realty Building
(Cathedral Building)
1615 Broadway
Benjamin McDougal
1914
Office building
April 12, 1983
NRHP 1979 as Federal Realty Building

71
Holland-Canning House
954 16th Street
1878
July 12, 1983

72
Reed-Henshaw House
974 16th Street
July 12, 1983

73
Campbell House
1014 16th Street
July 12, 1983

74
Gladding-Chickering House
970 16th Street
July 12, 1983

75
Cattaneo Block
(Buon Gusto Bakery)
5006-5010 Telegraph Avenue
September 6, 1983

76
Lloyd Hotel Building
477-487 9th Street
1879-1880
November 8, 1983

77
Arlington Hotel Building
484-494 9th Street
November 8, 1983

78
Gooch Block
Site of Ratto’s International Grocery
817-829 Washington Street
John S. Tibbals; 1876
December 20, 1983

79
Jefferson Square
Bordered by 6th, 7th and Jefferson streets and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City
Park
December 20, 1983

80
Lincoln Square
(Oakland Square)
Bordered by 10th and 11th streets; Harrison and Alice streets
City
Park
December 20, 1983

81
Southern Pacific Railroad Station
16th and Wood streets
City
January 31, 1983


82
1100 Broadway Building
1100 Broadway
Key System Building (built as Security Bank of Trust Building)
circa 1914
January 31, 1984

83
Saint James Episcopal Church and Parish Hall
1540 12th Avenue
1860; 1884
Church
May 29, 1984
CHL 694
Visit (http://www.stjamesoakland.com/)

84
Brooklyn Presbyterian Church and Parish Hall
1433 12th Avenue
1887
Church
June 26, 1984

85
Asian Resource Center
8th and Harrison streets
October 16, 1984

86
Latham Square Fountain
15th Street and Telegraph Avenue
October 16, 1984

87
Saint Joseph’s Home for the Aged and Professional Center
2647 East 14th Street (International Boulevard)
1912
November 13, 1984

88
Howden Building
325-343 17th Street
1925
November 13, 1984

89
Financial Center Building
405 14th Street
1930
November 13,1984

90
Lafayette Square
Bordered by 10th, 11th and Jefferson streets and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
City
Park
January 8, 1985

91
Mary R. Smith Trust Cottages; Initial Cottage
23-27 Home Place West
April 23, 1985

92
Mary R. Smith Trust Cottages; Grace Cottage
1101-1105 McKinley
April 23, 1985

93
Mary R. Smith Trust Cottages; Evelyn Cottage
3001 Park Boulevard
April 23, 1985

94
Mary R. Smith Trust Cottages; The Lodge
2901 Park Boulevard
April 23, 1985

95
U.S.S. Potomac
1660 Embarcadero
April 23, 1985
NHL December 14, 1990
http://www.usspotomac.org/

96
Civic Center Post Office
201 13th Street
1932
Post office; United States Postal Service
April 23, 1985
NRHP 1980



97
Necklace of Lights Around Lake Merritt
May 8, 1985
I took this photo on Lakeshore Drive at East 12th Street; it shows two landmarks: the Necklace of Lights and the Oakland Tribune Tower (Landmark #15).

98
Oakland Iron Works; United Iron Works
2nd at Jefferson
(demolished)
July 16, 1985
NRHP 1980
99
Oakland Technical High School
4500 Broadway
1914
High school
Oakland Unified School District
July 23, 1985

100
Oakland Title Insurance Building
1449-1459 Franklin Street/401-407 15th Street
Maury Diggs
1921
July 30, 1985

101
White Building
327-349 15th Street/1464-1466 Webster Street
1924
November 12, 1985

102
Roos Brothers Building
1500-1520 Broadway; 448 15th Street
1922
July 8, 1986

103
Chryst House
1600 Fernwood Drive
July 8, 1986

104
Attached Residences
3034-3040 Richmond Boulevard
July 8, 1986

105
Tower House
1937 8th Avenue
circa 1892
July 15, 1986



106
Leamington Hotel Building and Annex
1800-1826 Franklin Street/365-389 19th Street
April 7, 1987

107
Western Market Building (Liberty Hall)
1483-87 8th Street/ 782 Chester Street
Jubilee West
June 19, 1987

108
Fricke Building
565-567 11th Street
demolished
January 19, 1988
Landmark status deleted July 19, 1988

109
Wetmore House Group
571, 573, 575, 577, & 583 11th Street
demolished
January 19, 1988
Landmark status deleted July 19, 1988

110
Posey Tube Portal
415 Harrison Street
Port of Oakland
June 23, 1992

111
Ellen Kenna House
1218 East 21st Street
June 23, 1992

112
Lake Merritt Hotel
1800 Madison Street
1927
Hotel
June 23, 1992
www.lakemerritthotel.com
Visit (http://www.lakemerritthotel.com/)

113
Palace Apartments (Alison Apartments)
1560 Alice Street
1915
June 23, 1992

114
Safeway Stores Office and Warehouse Building
5701-5759 E. 14th Street(International Boulevard)
March 9, 1993

115
Oakland Chinese Presbyterian Church (and Annex)
265-273 8th Street
Church
May 3, 1994

116
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue
Church
May 24, 1994

117
University High School
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
July 19, 1994

118
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street
Synagogue
December 13, 1994
www.oaklandsinai.org
Visit (http://www.oaklandsinai.org/)

119
Oakland Museum (including certain interior features)
1000 Oak Street
City Museum
February 7, 1995
Visit (http://www.museumca.org/)

120
Borax Smith’s Red House
817 East 24th Street
June 6, 1995

121
Alameda County Title Insurance Co. Building
(Holland/Everis Building)
380-398 14th Street/1400-1404 Franklin Street
June 6, 1995

122
Joe and Rose Shoong House
385 Bellevue Avenue
December 5, 1995

123
Charles and Lucretia Bates House
399 Bellevue Avenue
Joe Ware
Bed and breakfast; private residence
December 5, 1995

124
John and Anna McElroy House
401 Lee Street
December 5, 1995

125
Fire Station #10 (including certain interior features)
172 Santa Clara Avenue
December 5, 1995

126
Our Savior Danish Lutheran Church
(Seventh Avenue Missionary Baptist Church)
1740 7th Avenue
1921
January 23, 1996

127
Oakland Laundry Company/Calou’s Linen Service
730 29th Street
January 23, 1996

128
Walter "Brownie" McGhee House
688 43rd Street
December 3, 1996

129
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue
Julia Morgan
March 30, 1999

130
American Bag Co. Building
299 3rd Street
March 30, 1999
NRHP 1999


Historic Districts



1
Preservation Park
Bounded by 11th, 14th and Castro streets and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
August 12, 1975

2
Victorian Row (Old Oakland)
Bounded by 7th, 10th, and Clay streets and Broadway
April 13, 1976

3
Preservation Park Extension
Bounded by 10th, 11th, Jefferson, and Castro streets
April 17, 1979

4
Downtown Brooklyn-Clinton
Northern side of E. 12th Street between 11th and 12th avenues
July 20, 1982

5
10th Avenue
Portions of the 1900, 2000, and 2100 blocks of 10th Avenue
May 3, 1988

6
Bellevue Staten Apartment District
Portions of Bellevue, Ellita and Staten avenues adjoining Lakeside Park
January 14, 1997

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Ron said...

From 1942 to 1950, our family lived in an apartment house at 823-A Brush Street, just one block west of the old Greek Orthodox Church at 10th & Brush Street. My grandmother and other relatives and friends lived in the 2 story brick apartment house at 751 9th Street. My aunt and uncle lived at the opposite end of the block at the corner of 8th & Brush in a 2 story, brick apartment house. There was a Chinese market and Chinese meat market located at street level at either end of that apartment stairway entrance. All are gone now, having been replaced by the freeway.
I attended St. Mary's Parochial School at 7th & Jefferson in the 1940s.
Are you interested in any black & white photos of these buildings for your files?
Ron Houseman
Vancouver, WA
housemanrd@comcast.net

Rizwan ali said...

NRHP: National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of The National Park administered historic Places Service, which is part of California State Parks.

CHL: California Historical Landmark

California Historical Landmarks are buildings, structures, sites, or chairs that lists Oakland's National Historical Landmarks and Oakland's representation on the National Register of Historical Places. There are significant in American record, architecture, archeology, engineering, and ethos. National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic chairs designated by meeting accurate criteria.

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Have a look: ( oaknatlandmarks.blogspot.com); click on this register; fifty-four are in Oakland. The source also must be officially designated by the Director of the U.S. Properties scheduled in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and be official for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, fewer than 2,500 historic spaces create this blog. Department of the California Register of Historical Resources. The National Register is the people’s allowed register of cultural means valuable of preservation. California Historical Landmarks numbered 770 and above are automatically planned in illustrating or the City/Town Council in whose jurisdiction it is located; be recommended by the State Historical Resources Commission; and matter that are about 80,000 properties on the "return" fasten to have statewide historical significance by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional profit or class in the Interior.
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Building during the major auditorium on the West Coast, spaces 3,476. Designing by Timothy Pflueger of San Francisco, the Paramount combines spectacular advertising with sheer functionalism.
With its 110' pretense featuring a tile medley of two monumental records, a point 32' grave and 50' thick, a mechanically imminent orchestra pit, 20 production and opened in December 1931, this great Art Deco film palace was the Depression and dressing quarters, it serves all the arts from symphony to dance to selection shows and movies.

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David J Gill said...

#27
The Oakland Municipal Auditorium
(or if you prefer, the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center)of 1915 could not have been designed by Oakland architect John Donovan, though he may be the architect of record.

Without a doubt Henry Hornbostel was engaged in this project as the designer. The large exterior "exhedra" are a signature invention of Hornbostel's seen in many of his works.

Another important attribution is that of Kevin Roach of Roach Dinkeloo architect as the designer of the Oakland Museum of California.

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