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The Seductive Art Deco of Uptown Oakland

  • Club 21 2111 Franklin Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

A lecture by our very own Preservation Director Therese Poletti at Nerd Nite East Bay.

Faced with the aftermath of the 1929 stock market crash, a small group of businesses hustled to bring optimism back to Oakland, constructing some of California’s most beautiful Art Deco buildings in Uptown. Five of these buildings, including the I. Magnin Department Store, the Paramount, and the buildings of Mary Bowles continue to seduce the street-going public much as they were designed to do in the mid-1930s…

Earlier Event: May 1
San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Later Event: July 4
Piedmont 4th of July Parade