Horse car and cable car lines were established during the late 19th century, and electric streetcars ran regularly along both
Telegraph and Broadway. Riders arrived in the heart of Oakland's business, civic, and entertainment district. City Hall, an early high-rise government building, opened in 1914, and bank and office towers lined Broadway. Kahn's department store, now the Rotunda Building, opened in 1914, and Roos Brothers, a branch of the
department store chain, opened across Broadway in 1923.
Erected 2016 by City of Oakland.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 37° 48.335′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Strike! (here, next to this marker); Uptown Saturday Night (here, next to this marker); Latham Square (here, next to this marker); The Lathams (here, next to this marker); Latham Memorial Fountain Unveiled (a few steps from this marker); 1946 General Strike (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakland City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of College of California (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.