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The Golden West Hotel opened in 1906 at the northwest corner of 8th and Franklin. It shared the building with the Oakland Tribune from 1906 until 1918 when the Tribune moved into its signature building at 13th and Franklin. The building was demolished in 1957. 1

When constructed, the building was referred to as the New Tribune Building as they were arranging the construction. The timing of its completion was fortunate, as the 1906 earthquake happened and forced numerous businesses and government offices from San Francisco. Within days of the quake, W.R. Grace, a large commercial firm in S.F. opened an office there, 2 as did commissioner W.V. Stafford of the State Bureau of Labor. 3

October 1906 ad

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Links and References

  1. Razing of Hotel Stirs Memories Oakland Tribune July 19, 1957 (photos)
  2. Grace Co. Locates Oakland Tribune April 22, 1906
  3. Get Work For Unemployed Oakland Tribune April 23, 1906
  4. San Francisco Blue Book 1907