Oakland Exposition Building (demolished) – Oakland CA

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A WPA project involved “Improving the Exposition Building”,
WPA Project No. 65-3-1779, Approval date 10-23-35, $5,673

The Oakland Exposition Building was a hall [across from] the Kaiser Convention Center. The California Garden Show was held there, as well as horse shows, midget car races, and other events.
The building was constructed in 1931, funded using Agricultural District money that comes from horse racing (which also funds county fairs in California). 1 The design was by Reed and Corlett.
It was torn down to build some of the infrastructure for BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) c.1967. Now the land is part of Laney College.

Source notes

WPA Job Card, Fresno Public Library San Joaquin Valley Heritage & Genealogy Center

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/history-grand-national-roadster-show/
https://localwiki.org/oakland/Oakland_Exposition_Building

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on July 21, 2018.

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Location Info


900 Fallon St,
Oakland, ca 94607

Coordinates: 37.7968656, -122.263147

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