One boxy building in North Oakland has served as a candy company, an artist warehouse, a porn studio, a skate park, and a home to many.
Tag: Oakland Home Histories
Oakland Home Histories: Living in a long lost lesbian bar
A queer couple who own a bright blue live-work space in East Oakland were delighted to learn about its past as The Jubilee.
Oakland Home Histories: A legacy of Black homeownership in Maxwell Park
A family buys a charming Tudor house in a moment of immense transition.
Oakland Home Histories: How an 1800s Victorian became a land trust cooperative
The 12th Avenue building was made for one family. After years of turmoil, its current residents are giving communal living a go.
Oakland Home Histories: The little building on Webster that’s lasted
The Mentone Arms Apartments have survived a century of transformation, ambition, upheaval, and neglect in downtown Oakland.
Oakland Home Histories: Wartime housing, mink scarves, and making room for change
An Adams Point triplex owner asks: Which parts of the past are worth preserving?
Oakland Home Histories: Tracing 100 years at a quirky Temescal apartment building
We’re launching a series exploring the history of residential buildings in Oakland—and the people who’ve lived in them. Want us to write about your home? Let us know!