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C.L. Greeno Co.

Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District

 
 
C.L. Greeno Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 13, 2020
1. C.L. Greeno Co. Marker
Inscription.  The Cincinnati-based C. L. Greeno Company built the C. L. Greeno Pacific Coast Headquarters warehouse to receive upholstery and bedding supplies via rail from its Ohio factory for distribution throughout the area west of Denver. Favorable rail rates made it more economical for firms wishing to reach western markets to establish a distribution outlet on the Pacific Coast rather than build manufacturing plants in western cities. The warehouse is one of Oakland's most elaborate examples of the early 20th century utilitatian warehouse. Its monumental entry hood reflects the early 20th century's "City Beautiful trend to embellish utilitarian buildings with historicist architectural treatments.

Designer W.K. Owen • Construction Date 1923
Architectural Style Early 20th century with Beaux Arts derivative and Arts and Crafts elements
 
Erected by Jack London Neighborhood Association. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 37° 47.735′ 

C.L. Greeno Co. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 13, 2020
2. C.L. Greeno Co. Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, as the marker itself forms the top of the trash receptacle on the corner (with the red/orange sign on it).
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N, 122° 16.255′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Street and Alice Street, on the left when traveling north on Fourth Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 255 Fourth Street, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Autocar Sales (a few steps from this marker); Western States (within shouting distance of this marker); United Grocers (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth St. circa 1962 (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis-Parker Whse. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Pacific RR (about 400 feet away); Former Safeway Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Oakland Plumbing (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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