$10 – $15

Walking Tour: Mid-Century Downtown Oakland

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14th and Broadway

Oakland, CA 94612

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Gain a new perspective on downtown Oakland's built environment with this tour focused on the architecture and major urban planning projects of the mid-twentieth century. Like all American cities, Oakland was dramatically transformed in the three decades after World War II as designers and urbanists developed new ideas for how cities should look and be experienced. This tour visits downtown Modernist landmarks, such as the Kaiser Center, as well as lesser-known architectural gems to explore the forces that shaped Oakland in a period of rapid change.

Leader: Jon Rusch is an architectural historian who works in San Francisco at consulting firm ICF, where he contributes to rehabilitation, planning, and environmental compliance projects throughout the Bay Area. Jon frequently serves as lead or contributing author of historical resource studies dealing with mid-20th-century buildings and cultural landscapes. Prior to moving to Oakland, Jon earned an MA in historic preservation planning at Cornell University.

Location: 14th and Broadway, Oakland

This event is sponsored by the Oakland Heritage Alliance. Join or renew OHA membership for a $10 discount off member price.

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