from 1896 Illustrated Directory of Oakland

The Sather Block was a row of half timber-style buildings with apartments and ground-level retail. It dated back to at least 1893, and was around until 1963. The building was also home to the Sather Hotel. [ years? at least 1913 to <1963 ] It was scheduled to be demolished for the Acorn housing project when it was damaged by the second of two major fires in 1963. 2,3

There was also a Sather Building on Washington near 14th, adjacent to Wilson House.

Referring to the Sather Block at Myrtle dates back to at least 1889, when it was proposed as a possible location for a park. 5 In 1893, R. Rademann opened a grocery store there. 6

1940 from Oakland History Room 1

In 1924, Louise Phillips and Peter Madsen were married in the lobby of the Sather Hotel by Rev. C. Arthur Johnson. 4

Links and References

  1. Apartment block, Seventh St., West Oakland from Oakland History Room
  2. Landmark Hotel Swept By Fire Oakland Tribune February 3, 1963
  3. Second Fire Hits Abandoned Hotel Oakland Tribune June 14, 1963 (p2)
  4. Oakland Pair Wed in Hotel Lobby Oakland Tribune September 30, 1924
  5. Report to the Board of Public Works Oakland Tribune July 30, 1889
  6. Rademann's New Grocery Store Thronged with People Oakland Tribune September 16, 1893