Photo taken 2014 by Ryan Kurkjian

On October 5, 1976, the Herbert Hoover House was designated Oakland Landmark #16, under Zoning Case #LM 76-393. According to 1932 and 1969 articles in the Oakland Tribune, Mr. Hoover lived in the house (then known as 1077 Twelfth Street) with his brother and sister in 1896, when he was then 22 years old. While living in this home, he registered to vote in his first national election.

After Mr. Hoover lived in the house, it was converted into a two-family house and given new addresses. By comparing current pictures to historical pictures from old Oakland Tribunes, we can also see that the house was obviously lifted to convert the lower level and the former garage into a full-height living area.

Herbert Hoover House, Oakland, California 1Herbert Hoover (circa 1896) and 1079-81 12th Street21079-81 12th Street3


1079-81 12th Street, Oakland, California

Links and References

  1. Designated Landmarks, Heritage Properties, and Preservation Districts City of Oakland
  2. November 7, 1932 Oakland Tribune (fair use)
  3. October 19, 1969 Oakland Tribune (fair use)