Oakland, CA Architecture Photos

Oakland, CA hosts interesting architecture ranging from Victorian commercial buildings, to Art Deco theaters, to the most modern of highrises.

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Tribune Building and Tower. Oakland, CA.Tribune Tower is modeled on the Campanile in Venice. Oakland, CA.Financial Center Building. Oakland, CA.Terra cotta crown of Financial Center Building. Oakland, CA.
Tribune Building (1906) and Tower (1924) (409 - 13th St.) (22 floors). Oakland, CA. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Edward T. Foulkes.Tribune Tower is modeled on the Campanile in Venice. Oakland, CA.Financial Center Building (1929) (401-415 14th St.)( 15 floors). Oakland, CA. Style: Gothic Revival & Art Deco. Architect: Walter Reed & William Corlett.Terra cotta crown of Financial Center Building. Oakland, CA.
Gardens at base of 1111 Broadway. Oakland, CA.1111 Broadway. Oakland, CA.1111 Broadway & Clorox Building. Oakland, CA.Clorox Building. Oakland, CA.
Gardens at base of 1111 Broadway. Oakland, CA.1111 Broadway (former APL Building) (1990). Oakland, CA.1111 Broadway & Clorox Building. Oakland, CA.Clorox Building (1976) (24 floors) (1221 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Architect: Cesar Pelli.
1111 Broadway. Oakland, CA.Lionel J. Wilson Flatiron Building. Oakland, CA.Key System Building. Oakland, CA.Crown of Key System Building. Oakland, CA.
1111 Broadway (former APL Building) (1990). Oakland, CA.Lionel J. Wilson Flatiron Building (aka First National Bank of Oakland Building) (1908) (1401-1419 Broadway) (8 floors). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Llewellyn B. Dutton.Key System Building (aka Security Bank & Trust Building) (1911) (1100-10 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Frederick H. Meyer & Walter Reed. On National Register.Crown of Key System Building (1100-10 Broadway). Oakland, CA.
Heritage commercial building. Oakland, CA.Heritage commercial building. Oakland, CA.Heritage commercial building. Oakland, CA.Brickwork on heritage commercial building. Oakland, CA.
Heritage commercial building (Broadway at 10th). Oakland, CA.Heritage commercial building (Broadway at 10th). Oakland, CA.Heritage commercial building (Broadway at 9th). Oakland, CA.Brickwork on heritage commercial building. Oakland, CA.
Victorian storefront. Oakland, CA.Dunn's & Bowman B. Brown's Building buildings. Oakland, CA.Dunn's commercial building with cast iron facade by City Iron Works, Low & Chartrey of Fremont St., S.F. Oakland, CA.City Iron Works, Low & Chartrey of Fremont St., S.F. cast iron sign on Dunn's building. Oakland, CA.
Victorian storefront (489 8th St.). Oakland, CA.Dunn's (721 Washington St.) & Bowman B. Brown's Building (Washington at 8th St.) buildings. Oakland, CA.Dunn's commercial building (721 Washington St.) with cast iron facade by City Iron Works, Low & Chartrey of Fremont St., S.F. Oakland, CA.City Iron Works, Low & Chartrey of Fremont St., S.F. cast iron sign on Dunn's building (721 Washington St.). Oakland, CA.
Antique MJB coffee sign painted on Dunn's building. Oakland, CA.Victorian facade in heritage Oakland neighborhood. Oakland, CA.Fa Yun Chan Temple. Oakland, CA.Infill housing in Oakland. Oakland, CA.
Antique MJB coffee sign painted on Dunn's building (721 Washington St.). Oakland, CA.Victorian facade in heritage Oakland neighborhood. Oakland, CA.Fa Yun Chan Temple (512 8th St.). Oakland, CA.Infill housing in Oakland. Oakland, CA.
Scientific mural on Engineers & Scientists of California Building. Oakland, CA.Streetscape of Oakland. Oakland, CA.Urban mural. Oakland, CA.Gooch Block. Oakland, CA.
Scientific mural on Engineers & Scientists of California Building. Oakland, CA.Streetscape of Oakland. Oakland, CA.Urban mural. Oakland, CA.Gooch Block (aka Ratto Block) (1876) (817-29 Washington St.). Oakland, CA. Architect: John S. Tibbals.
A.J. Snyder's Block. Oakland, CA.Arlington Block with below-grade entrances. Oakland, CA.Arlington Block detail. Oakland, CA.Nicholl Block. Oakland, CA.
A.J. Snyder's Block (1879) (477-587 9th St.). Oakland, CA. Architect: Clinton Day.Arlington Block (1860s) (492 9th St.) with below-grade entrances. Oakland, CA.Arlington Block detail (1860s) (492 9th St.). Oakland, CA.Nicholl Block (aka Arlington Hotel) (1876) (Washington at 9th St.). Oakland, CA. Architect: John Nicholl.
Gladstone Building. Oakland, CA.Commercial block. Oakland, CA.Oakland Bank Building. Oakland, CA.Oakland Bank Building portal. Oakland, CA.
Gladstone Building (1860s) (469 9th St.). Oakland, CA.Commercial block (480 9th St.). Oakland, CA.Oakland Bank Building (1907-8) (1212 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Charles W. Dickey + Reed & Corlett.Oakland Bank Building portal (1212 Broadway). Oakland, CA.
Easton Building &. Oakland, CA.Crown of Easton Building. Oakland, CA.Entrance to BART 12th St. station on Broadway. Oakland, CA.Oakland City Center Mall below-grade plaza off Broadway. Oakland, CA.
Easton Building (1903-5) (1310 Broadway) & (1330 Broadway). Oakland, CA.Crown of Easton Building (1903-5) (1310 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Walter J. Mathews.Entrance to BART 12th St. station on Broadway. Oakland, CA.Oakland City Center Mall below-grade plaza off Broadway. Oakland, CA.
John B. Williams Plaza of Oakland City Center Mall links BART station to Broadway & urban landscape. Oakland, CA.Oakland City Center Mall with Federal Tower Buildings beyond. Oakland, CA.Fountain on Oakland City Center Mall. Oakland, CA.Spires of Federal Tower Buildings. Oakland, CA.
John B. Williams Plaza of Oakland City Center Mall links BART station to Broadway & urban landscape. Oakland, CA.Oakland City Center Mall with Federal Tower Buildings beyond. Oakland, CA.Fountain on Oakland City Center Mall. Oakland, CA.Spires of Federal Tower Buildings (1994). Oakland, CA.
Oakland City Center Mall with Federal Tower Buildings beyond. Oakland, CA.Federal Tower Buildings. Oakland, CA.Facade of Federal Tower Building. Oakland, CA.Facade of Federal Tower Building. Oakland, CA.
Oakland City Center Mall with Federal Tower Buildings beyond. Oakland, CA.Federal Tower Buildings (1994) (Clay St. between 12th & 14th) (19 floors). Oakland, CA. Architect: Christopher Bollinger.Facade of Federal Tower Building. Oakland, CA.Facade of Federal Tower Building. Oakland, CA.
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building. Oakland, CA.Oakland City Hall. Oakland, CA.Chandelier at Oakland City Hall. Oakland, CA.De Domenico Building. Oakland, CA.
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building (1998). Oakland, CA. Architect: DMJM Keating, Hansen Murakami Eshima, et al..Oakland City Hall (1911-4) (1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Palmer & Hornbostel. On National Register. Chandelier at Oakland City Hall. Oakland, CA. De Domenico Building (aka Plaza Building) (1913-4) (200 Frank H Ogawa Plaza). Oakland, CA. Architect: O'Brien & Werner. On National Register.
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building over Oakland City Center Mall. Oakland, CA.Elihu M. Harris State Office Building. Oakland, CA.Westlake Building. Oakland, CA.Caduceus plaque on Westlake Building. Oakland, CA.
Elihu M. Harris State Office Building over Oakland City Center Mall. Oakland, CA.Elihu M. Harris State Office Building (1998). Oakland, CA. Architect: DMJM Keating, Hansen Murakami Eshima, et al..Westlake Building (1913) (350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) (11floors). Oakland, CA.Caduceus plaque on Westlake Building (350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza). Oakland, CA.
Coat of arms with squirrels plaque on Westlake Building. Oakland, CA.Heritage buildings at corner of San Pablo at 16th Streets. Oakland, CA.Haley Building. Oakland, CA.Chicago-style building. Oakland, CA.
Coat of arms with squirrels plaque on Westlake Building (350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza). Oakland, CA.Heritage buildings at corner of San Pablo at 16th Streets. Oakland, CA.Haley Building (former Maclise Drugstore) (1880s) (a tiny flatiron) (1633 San Pablo Ave.). Oakland, CA.Chicago-style building (1955 San Pablo Ave.). Oakland, CA.
Roxie Theater. Oakland, CA.Heritage building & Gryphon Building. Oakland, CA.Gryphon Building. Oakland, CA.One of the murals of Oakland. Oakland, CA.
Roxie Theater (originally Dufwin Theater) (1928) (519 17th St.). Oakland, CA. Architect: Weeks and Day. Heritage building & Gryphon Building (1633 &1644 Telegraph). Oakland, CA.Gryphon Building (1644 Telegraph). Oakland, CA.One of the murals of Oakland. Oakland, CA.
Columbia Outfitting Company building. Oakland, CA.Artwork beside BART subway entrance. Oakland, CA.Fox Oakland Theater in Brahmanian Temple style. Oakland, CA.Oakland Floral Depot Building with deep blue terra cotta. Oakland, CA.
Columbia Outfitting Company building (1922) (1635 Telegraph Ave.). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Mel Schwartz & John B. Anthony.Artwork beside BART subway entrance. Oakland, CA.Fox Oakland Theater (1928) (1807 Telegraph Ave.) in Brahmanian Temple style. Oakland, CA. Architect: Weeks & Day + Maury I. Diggs. On National Register. Oakland Floral Depot Building with deep blue terra cotta (1900 Telegraph Ave.). Oakland, CA. Style: Art Deco.
Art Deco blue terra cotta detail of tower of Oakland Floral Depot Building. Oakland, CA.Housing redevelopment at corner of Telegraph Ave. & William St. Oakland, CA.Green terra cotta facade details of I. Magnin Building. Oakland, CA.I. Magnin Building. Oakland, CA.
Art Deco blue terra cotta detail of tower of Oakland Floral Depot Building (1900 Telegraph Ave.). Oakland, CA.Housing redevelopment at corner of Telegraph Ave. & William St. Oakland, CA.Green terra cotta facade details of I. Magnin Building. Oakland, CA.I. Magnin Building (1931) (2001 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Weeks & Day.
Green terra cotta & serpentine facade details of I. Magnin Building. Oakland, CA.Paramount Theatre. Oakland, CA.Pacific Bell Building. CA.John Breuner Furniture Co. Building. Oakland, CA.
Green terra cotta & serpentine facade details of I. Magnin Building. Oakland, CA.Paramount Theatre (1930-1) (2025 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Timothy L. Pflueger. On National Register. Pacific Bell Building (1985) (2101 Webster St.) (20 floors). CA. Architect: Charles Pankow Builders.John Breuner Furniture Co. Building (1931) (2201 Broadway). Oakland, CA. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Albert Roller.
Art Deco detail of Breuner Building. Oakland, CA.Art Deco detail of printing press on Breuner Building. Oakland, CA.The Grand Apartments. Oakland, CA.Lake Merritt Plaza. Oakland, CA.
Art Deco detail of Breuner Building. Oakland, CA.Art Deco detail of printing press on Breuner Building. Oakland, CA.The Grand Apartments (2008) (100 Grand Ave.). Oakland, CA. Architect: Architecture International.Lake Merritt Plaza (1985) (1999 Harrison St.) (27 floors). Oakland, CA. Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum.
180 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA.Ordway Building. Oakland, CA.Lake Merritt Tower. Oakland, CA.Cathedral of Christ the Light. Oakland, CA.
180 Grand Ave. (1982) (15 floors). Oakland, CA.Ordway Building (1970) (2150 Valdez St.) (28 floors). Oakland, CA. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.Lake Merritt Tower (1990) (155 Grand Ave.). Oakland, CA.Cathedral of Christ the Light (aka Oakland Cathedral) (2008) (2121 Harrison St.). Oakland, CA.
Interior of Cathedral of Christ the Light. Oakland, CA.Ceiling of Cathedral of Christ the Light. Oakland, CA.Cathedral of Christ the Light on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Veterans' Memorial Building. Oakland, CA.
Interior of Cathedral of Christ the Light. Oakland, CA.Ceiling of Cathedral of Christ the Light. Oakland, CA.Cathedral of Christ the Light on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Veterans' Memorial Building (1926) (200 Grand Ave.). Oakland, CA. Architect: Henry H. Meyers.
Apartments along Lakeside Dr. on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Office buildings along Lakeside Dr. on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Cormorants spread wings on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Park Bellevue Tower. Oakland, CA.
Apartments along Lakeside Dr. on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Office buildings along Lakeside Dr. on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Cormorants spread wings on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Park Bellevue Tower (565 Bellevue Ave.) (25 floors). Oakland, CA.
Bellevue-Staten Building. Oakland, CA.The Skip Mural by R. Howden at Oakland Lawn Bowling Club. Oakland, CA.Bowling Mural by R. Howden at Oakland Lawn Bowling Club. Oakland, CA.Band shell on park on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Bellevue-Staten Building (1929). Oakland, CA. Style: Art Deco & Spanish Colonial. Architect: Herman Carl Bauman. On National Register.The Skip Mural (1935) by R. Howden at Oakland Lawn Bowling Club. Oakland, CA.Bowling Mural (1935) by R. Howden at Oakland Lawn Bowling Club. Oakland, CA.Band shell on park on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Birds on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Shoreline of Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Bechtel Building through Lake Merritt Plaza over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Lake Merritt Plaza & Kaiser Center over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Birds on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Shoreline of Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Bechtel Building through Lake Merritt Plaza over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Lake Merritt Plaza & Kaiser Center over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Bechtel Building. Oakland, CA.Essex at Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Park Bellevue Tower & Bellevue-Staten Building over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Bechtel Building (1926) (244 Lakeside Dr.) (12-floor). Oakland, CA. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Maury Diggs.Essex at Lake Merritt (2002) (One Lakeside Dr.). Oakland, CA.Park Bellevue Tower & Bellevue-Staten Building over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Gnarled tree over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.View of Oakland across Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Gnarled tree over Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Essex at Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.Scottish Rite Center. Oakland, CA.Symbolic facade of Scottish Rite Center. Oakland, CA.Lake Chalet boat landings on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Essex at Lake Merritt (2002) (One Lakeside Dr.). Oakland, CA.Scottish Rite Center (1926-7)( 1547 Lakeside Dr.). Oakland, CA.Symbolic facade of Scottish Rite Center. Oakland, CA.Lake Chalet boat landings on Lake Merritt. Oakland, CA.
Lake Chalet docks with restaurant tables. Oakland, CA.Lake Chalet docks with restaurant tables. Oakland, CA.Camron-Stanford House museum. Oakland, CA.Front porch of Camron-Stanford House. Oakland, CA.
Lake Chalet docks with restaurant tables. Oakland, CA.Lake Chalet docks with restaurant tables. Oakland, CA.Camron-Stanford House museum (1876) (1418 Lakeside Dr.). Oakland, CA.Front porch of Camron-Stanford House. Oakland, CA.
Alameda County Court House built by WPA. Oakland, CA.Facade of Alameda County Courthouse. Oakland, CA.Entrance details of Alameda County Courthouse. Oakland, CA.Relief of WPA style eagle on Alameda County Courthouse. Oakland, CA.
Alameda County Court House (aka René C. Davidson Courthouse) (1934-6) (1225 Fallon) (12 floors) built by WPA. Oakland, CA. Style: WPA Moderne. Architect: William Corlett, Henry Minton, James Plachek, William Schirmer, & Carl Werner.Facade of Alameda County Courthouse (1935). Oakland, CA.Entrance details of Alameda County Courthouse. Oakland, CA.Relief of WPA style eagle on Alameda County Courthouse. Oakland, CA.
Oakland Main Post Office. Oakland, CA.Hotel Oakland now a senior's home. Oakland, CA.Lobby ceiling of Hotel Oakland. Oakland, CA.Neoclassical facade details of Grand Lake Theater. Oakland, CA.
Oakland Main Post Office (1675 7th St.). Oakland, CA.Hotel Oakland (1910-2) (260 13th St.) now a senior's home. Oakland, CA. Style: Italian Renaissance Revival. Architect: Walter Bliss & William Faville.Lobby ceiling of Hotel Oakland. Oakland, CA.Neoclassical facade details of Grand Lake Theater. Oakland, CA.
Pardee Home Museum former family home of George C. Pardee, Governor of California. Oakland, CA.Entrance gate at Preservation Park opposite Pardee Home. Oakland, CA.Cohen-Bray museum house. Oakland, CA.Cohen-Bray museum house. Oakland, CA.
Pardee Home Museum (1868) (672 11th St.) former family home of George C. Pardee, Governor of California (1903-7). Oakland, CA. Style: Italianate. Architect: Hoagland & Newsom. On National Register. Entrance gate at Preservation Park opposite Pardee Home. Oakland, CA. Cohen-Bray museum house (1883-4) (1440 29th Ave.). Oakland, CA. Style: Victorian. On National Register.Cohen-Bray museum house (1883-4) (1440 29th Ave.). Oakland, CA.
Iron gate at Cohen-Bray House. Oakland, CA.Iron gate makers mark by Iron Fence & Gate Co. of Decatur, Texas at Cohen-Bray House. Oakland, CA.

Iron gate at Cohen-Bray House. Oakland, CA.Iron gate makers mark by Iron Fence & Gate Co. of Decatur, Texas at Cohen-Bray House. Oakland, CA.


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