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Davis-Parker Whse.

Oakland Waterfront Warehouse District

 
 
Davis-Parker Whse. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 13, 2020
1. Davis-Parker Whse. Marker
Inscription.  A tiny wholesale grocery firm was the first occupant of this warehouse built on speculation for developers Hyman Davis and M. Parker. Founded in San Francisco in 1896 by Samuel Sussman, and Gustav and Samuel I. Wormser, Sussman Wormser & Company grew to become S & W Fine Foods, Inc., one of the most enduring food brands in the United States. In 1937, S & W relocated to its own ware- house at Jackson and Fourth Streets. In 1994, the Davis-Parker warehouse was converted to 24 live- work lofts with street-level commercial space and renamed Tower Lofts after the warehouse's 50,000 gallon rooftop water tank.

Designer Hugh C. White • Construction Date 1926-27, remodeled 1994
Architectural Style Early 20th century utilitarian with Gothic and Art Deco elements
 
Erected by Jack London Neighborhood Association. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 37° 47.693′ 

Davis-Parker Whse. Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2020
2. Davis-Parker Whse. Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here, forming the top part of the trash receptacle on the corner.
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N, 122° 16.283′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street and Alice Street, on the left when traveling north on Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. American Bag Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.L. Greeno Co. (about 300 feet away); Western States (about 300 feet away); Western Pacific RR (about 300 feet away); Oakland Rails (about 300 feet away); Autocar Sales (about 300 feet away); United Grocers (about 400 feet away); Poultry Producers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 16, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2. submitted on March 6, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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