1924 2

El Capitan Apartments was an apartment building at 510 Mandana St. (then Cottage St.) opening in 1923 as The Fairmount. The building was built and owned by Edwin C. Graff. 1 The 1925 directory lists them as both El Capitan and Fairmount.

Each apartment had use of a trunk room and a garage, and the building included a 26'x46' ballroom with attached kitchen for use by tenants. There was also a tennis court and a handball court, and the grounds covered the entire end of the block between Warfield and York. 1

Perhaps they were too luxurious and hard to rent, because within two years the building was up for sale. 2 At some point the building was demolished, and a c.1975 apartment was constructed covering the entire lot.

1929 Sanborn excerpt

Links and References

  1. Builder Erects, Owns Big Modern Structure Oakland Tribune January 14, 1923
  2. ad Oakland Tribune October 27, 1924