April 19, 2011
Enter The Trappist. Easy to miss, this mysterious & dark establishment is a timeless oasis from the bustle and boom of Downtown Oakland. A credit to the Old Oakland area, the building is beautifully restored inside and out and has doubled in size since the impressive transformation to European looking bar first began in […]
April 1, 2011
Lonely looming over the Grand Avenue side of Lake Merritt, the Bellevue-Staten Building is a gem of Oakland architecture. Yes, it’s THAT building. Built in 1929 by famed architect Herman Carl Baumann, it is a distinct and extra elegant example of the art deco style of the time, with a spanish colonial flare thrown in. […]
March 21, 2011
Since its groundbreaking in 1927, the Oakland Scottish Rite Center has loomed over Lake Merritt, an edifice to the secret society of masonry that has remained a force in Oakland since the city was founded over 150 years ago. Oakland Scottish Rite Center www.scottish-rite.org 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
September 24, 2010
ountain installed in 1911 with a series of mythological reliefs allegedly depicting the life of Oakland city official John E. McElroy. The reliefs were sculpted by famed East Bay artist Douglas Tilden.