3020 Broadway was a commercial building used for various auto companies. The building was demolished, but the facade was incorporated into the Assembly apartment complex at 30th Street and Broadway. (The Assembly complex also includes the former site of the 3000 Broadway bar and restaurant.)

Building History

c.1915-1920, it was the E. L. Peacock Auto Company. 2 In 1920, Peacock merged with Hebrank-Hunter, and the combined business occupied the site until 1924.

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. 5

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

In the 1960s, it was Metropolitan Dodge. 6

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 (via archive.org)
  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. Bay Area Radio | History
  6. California/Oakland City Dealers