8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

This is reduced version of 2000.1.1435; in the "remarks field" the description in the two photographs are the same, with the exceptions noted after the paragraph below: The Grand Central Hotel at 12th & Webster Streets in downtown Oakland before it was destroeyd by fire at an unspecified date. It is a four-storey hotel covering a full city block, with three separate covered carriage entrances. Horses and carriages are shown in this photo [probably copied by M.L. Cohen at a later date] at the curb. A sign on the side of the first floor of the hotle bears an advertisement for S. Splivalo & Co. Grand Central Grocery. What appears to be a set of streetcar tracks parallels the front of the hotel. In this photo there is a typewritten notation at the bottom front which reads as follows: "The four-story Grand Central Hotel in central Oakland, one of many hotels generated by the transcontinental railroad. Schedules of the Oakland and San francisco railroad's ferry service was posted in the hotel's menu." The timetable, printed at the right lower corner, shows ferry departure times from San Francisco.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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