courtesy Tim Sanchez

This 1912 photo is from the Cheney Photo Advertising Company. It's taken from a building at 17th and San Pablo, looking towards the south.

It was provided to the Oakland Wiki by Tim Sanchez.

Things Shown


The First National Bank Building was constructed in 1908. Dillon and King re-opened the Columbia Theatre in April 1911. Kahn's Department Store (currently known as the Rotunda Building) was built in 1912, and it appears construction is under way.

The 150' Latham Square Flagpole was razed on November 28, 1912 to make way for the Latham Fountain.

Eston Cheney began using the stylized CPA Co logo in late 1911.