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Renod's was a women's clothing store in the early 1900s run by the Donner family. The Renod name was Donner reversed with an 'n' removed. 1

It was originally the Specialty Coat Shop. In 1923, they started offering other women's clothing and changed the name to Renod's. The shop was at 536 - 15th St. 6,7 in the Dalziel Building.

In 1931, they moved into a new space at 2021 Broadway designed by Reed and Corlett. 1

1924 ad 71931 1c.1931 photo of the Paramount 5detail of 1931 photo 5

At some point, the gold terra cotta was removed and the upstairs windows covered over, and the space was the site of the Ragsmatazz Factory Store. 2 In 2014, the City approved a conditional use permit to allow the Port Bar to open in the building, which included approval for the restoration of the original building façade. 3 The restoration was completed by January 2017. 4

Links and References

  1. Renod's New Broadway Store to Open Tomorrow Oakland Tribune September 2, 1931
  2. Google Street View from May 2011
  3. Oakland City Planning Commission Staff Report, May 7, 2014, Case File Number PLN14058 Port Bar staff report.pdf
  4. Google Street View from January of 2017
  5. ca0015.photos.010970p Library of Congress
  6. Here and There with Nannette Oakland Tribune February 15, 1923
  7. ad Oakland Tribune November 14, 1924