History Tour Series: City Center | Oakland
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Oakland City Hall | 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Downtown Oakland is undergoing a renaissance (let’s not call it gentrification, just to be nice). Local residents and visitors can glimpse both today’s happening scene and landmarks from Oakland’s past during the 2011 Oakland Tours season.
There are eight different tours, each led by a volunteer guide and beginning at 10 a.m. from various starting locations depending on the itinerary.
[ RSVP — Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to email@example.com. ]
Today’s Tour: City Center
Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda Building, the Tribune Tower, and the Art Deco-style Financial Center building. Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of Oakland City Hall, One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza.
This tour (Number 2) will be offered again on July 16, August 10, September 10, and October 12.