San Francisco Area Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 7)

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Richmond Shipyard Number Three Warehouse
Richmond, CA
Post Office
Richmond, 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]

This Post Office was built in 1938. In 2017, the building was nearly put up for sale. However, after public pressure, this post office remains open. [map]

Swan's Marketplace
Oakland, CA
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]

Sherman Cleaners
Oakland, CA
The Sherman Cleaners building was designed by Miller & Warnecke and built in 1936. The facade features vitrolite structural glass tiles. [map]

Woodminster Amphitheatre
Oakland, CA
The Woodminster Amphitheatre was designed by Edward T. Foulkes, Howard Gilkey, Lionel Sprattling, and William Penn Mott. It was built from 1935-1940. For more, see this website. [map]

Hill Castle Apartments
Oakland, CA
The Hill Castle Apartments were designed by Chester H. Miller and Charles I. Warnecke and built in 1930. [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

2015 and 2018:


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]

commercial building
Oakland, CA
2018: 2022:
I don't know what this commercial building housed originally. It housed a Sprint store for many years. It now houses the True Oakland clothing store. [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:
Beach Chalet: 1, 2 (San Francisco)
Lakeside Medical Center (San Francisco)
San Francisco Galvanizing Works (San Francisco)

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San Francisco Art Deco