3020 Broadway is a currently vacant space [Q] next to the 3000 Broadway bar and restaurant. The site is being considered for demolition to build a new apartment building. 1

Building History

c.1913-1919, it was the E. L. Peacock Auto Company, which sold trucks 5 and made fire engines. 2

c.1925, it was the E. L. Mathewson dealership, which sold Flint automobiles. It was also the home to radio station KFUU, which Mathewson had recently purchased a 50% stake in. The station closed down in 1926. 6

In 1940, it was the Forman Motor Company, which sold Chryslers. 3

In the 1960s, it was Metropolitan Dodge. 7

Sometime before 2012, it was the Connell Isuzu dealership. 4 [ Q: I thought it was boarded up, but Isuzu.com still lists it as Connell Isuzu? ]

Links and References

  1. Oakland: 3000 Broadway East Bay Redeveloped
  2. Building and Engineering News Volume 19, 1919
  3. Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley Directory 1940
  4. Oakland's medical marijuana dispensaries struggle to open shop Oakland Tribune July 31, 2012
  5. Horseless Age: The Automobile Trade Magazine Volume 33, 1914
  6. Bay Area Radio | History
  7. California/Oakland City Dealers