San Francisco Area Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 3)

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former Bernardi's Cleaners
Alameda, CA
Cow Palace
Daly City, CA
Bernardi's Cleaners was built in 1946. From 2000-2010, the building housed Amazon Tropical Fish Supplies. Since 2012, it has housed the Red Onion restaurant. Both businesses had their signs built in the style of the originals. For more, see this website. [map]

The Cow Palace was built in 1941 as a WPA project. It was originally used for livestock shows. It was later used for circuses, sporting events, political conventions, and concerts. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

82 Shattuck Square
Berkeley, CA
82 Shattuck Square was designed by Miller & Pflueger and built in 1926. The building was restored in 2008. For more, see this website. [map]

Berkeley Public Library
Berkeley, CA
The Berkeley Public Library was designed by James Plachek and completed in 1931. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Berkeley Iceland
Berkeley, CA


The Berkeley Iceland ice skating rink opened in 1940 and closed in 2007. The building was adapted and reopened in 2014 as Sports Basement Berkeley, a sporting goods store. The old Iceland sign which was installed on the roof is now installed inside above the cash registers (bottom photo above). For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Berkeley High School
Berkeley, CA
Berkeley High School replaced some of its older buildings with these in 1938. The funding came from the WPA program. The shop and science buildings, the Florence Schwimley Little Theater, and the Community Theater were designed by architects Henry H. Gutterson and William Corlett, Sr. The exteriors feature concrete and stucco bas-relief sculptures. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Richmond Shipyard Number Three Warehouse
Richmond, CA
Swan's Marketplace
Oakland, CA
The Richmond Shipyard Number Three Warehouse was built in 1941 with reinforced concrete. The porthole windows have been filled in and the "General Warehouse" letters above the entrance are gone now. For more, see this website. [map]

Swan's Marketplace was built in sections beginning in 1917. It served as a department store and food market until the 1980s. The building reopened in 1999 with new restaurants and food stores. I believe this entrance is from the late 1930s. For more, see this website. [map]

347 14th St.
Oakland, CA
I don't know what business the building at 347 14th St. housed originally. I believe it was built in the 1920s. It features glazed terracotta tile. [map]

Oakland Floral Depot
Oakland, CA

J.J. Newberry
Oakland, CA
The Oakland Floral Depot was designed by Albert Evers and built in 1931, incorporating a smaller building from 1923. The exterior is faced with navy blue and silver terra cotta details. The building was nearly demolished in the early 1980s. The Oakland Floral Depot inspired the Sunset Club Couture building at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. The neon "Flora" sign was updated for the Palmetto bar and steakhouse moved into the corner location in 2020. [map]

This J.J. Newberry department store occupied part of the Oakland Floral Depot building. I believe it was here since 1931 as well. As of 2008, this space was vacant. In 2018, the building was being used by the Oakland School for the Arts. For more, see this website. [map]

Breuner's Building
Oakland, CA
The Breuner's Building was designed by Albert Roller and built in 1931. The building originally housed the John Breuner Company Furniture Store. This bas relief sculpture depicts two men making a chair. For more, see this website. [map]

Oakland, CA
This Art Deco building now houses a Sprint store. I don't know what was here originally. [map]

I. Magnin & Co.
Oakland, CA
Mary A. Bowles Building
Oakland, CA
This I. Magnin & Co. department store was built in 1930 and closed in 1995. It sat vacant until 2001 when it was restored. The building now houses a Tierra Mia Coffee and office space. [map]

The Mary A. Bowles Building was designed by Douglas Dacre Stone and built in 1931. The building was restored in 2004. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More San Francisco Area Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings:
Beach Chalet: 1, 2 (San Francisco)
Lakeside Medical Center (San Francisco)
PacBell Building: 1, 2, 3, 4 (San Francisco)
San Francisco Galvanizing Works (San Francisco)

Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger
San Francisco Art Deco