project plans by Carl Warnecke, OHR 4

Lockwood Gardens is a housing development between 64th Avenue and 66th Avenue, below International (E14th).

Plans for the project date back to at least 1941, and was intended as low-cost housing. 1 Existing residents objected to the plans from the beginning. 2

In more recent times, the area has been known as "6-5 Vill".

Photos from Oakland History Center:

Links and References

  1. New Housing Project Hit By Plans Body Oakland Tribune March 6, 1941 (p2)
  2. Low-Rent Home Plan Deferred Oakland Tribune April 25, 1941
  3. Controversial Housing Project Bids Announced Oakland Tribune May 22, 1941
  4. Architectural drawing showing the planned layout... Oakland History Center