(D. Cooper, 10-95) This is wreckage of the Howard St. Wharf which is probably in Oakland but there may be a San Francisco Howard Wharf as well. Needs research. Oakland Heritage Alliance News Vol. 12 N0.2, Fall, 1992 Issue By: P. Mendelsohn, 8/02 The Charles P. Howard Terminal Howard Terminal , built between 1926 and 1930, is the surviving part of the original Grove Street Pier. It served as the Port of Oakland's first permanent headquarters from 1931 to 1961. When built the building was considered state of the art in harbor terminal design. The monumental faヘade reflected the Beaux Arts and City Beautiful influences that promoted the use of classical architectural elements to embellish utilitarian buildings. The terminal was part of harbor improvements financed by a $9.96 million bond issue approved by voters in 1925. In 1929, Oakland was designated a full point of entry and established a local customs service, opening the Port to foreign import and export activities.
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