The Brunswick Hotel was located on the northwest corner of Washington and 9th Streets. An 1886 ad touts it as "the only hotel in Oakland that has an elevator." 2
Alexander and Jenny Ross were the proprietors.
The Brunswick may have been the tallest building in Oakland for a time. Girard House (then Occidental House) next door was said to be the first four-story building constructed in Oakland c.1878. With the top of its tower at 100', the Brunswick surpassed that.
It's not yet known when the hotel closed. It's mentioned in a 1931 article about a slaying at the hotel, 3 and appears in 1939 directory. In 1940, it was dismantled for salvage to make way for the expansion of the 10th Street Market. 4,5
Links and References
- Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division
- ad Oakland Tribune March 11, 1886
- Man Stabbed; Slayer Caught Oakland Tribune June 8, 1931 (p2)
- ad Oakland Tribune April 7, 1940
- Oakland Landmark Being Razed for Market Expansion Oakland Tribune April 21, 1940
- ohrphoto.oaklandhotels.025 Oakland History Center, Oakland Public Library