Lake Merritt Courthouse
c. 1950
14.875 in HIGH x 22.125 in WIDE
(37.78 cm HIGH x 56.20 cm WIDE)
Reichel Fund Purchase

"Jade Fon A.W.S." (American Watercolor Society), lower right corner
Scene in Oakland, ASG (OMCA) Spring 2002

Exhibition Label: "Scene in Oakland", Oakland Museum of California March 9 - August 25, 2002 14. Jade Fon (1911-1983) Lake Merritt and Court House, c. 1964 Watercolor on paper Gift of the Reichel Fund Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt became the jewel of the city's many new parks and playground sites established in 1908. With landscaping and boat landings added along with a municipal boathouse, the pergola on the north end of the lake, Children's Fairyland and the recent renovation of the "necklace of lights," these features make Lake Merritt an attractive recreational center in the city. The Alameda County Court House, built in the 1930s in its distinctive Art Deco architectural style, remains a prominent structure on the south end of the lake.
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