Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - department stores

Designers: Dickey, C.W., Architect (firm); Charles William Dickey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1911-1912

4 stories

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Clay Street and 14th Street
Downtown, Oakland, CA 94607

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The merchant Harris C. Capwell opened this large-scale department store in Downtown Oakland, CA, in 1912. Like most upscale department stores of its time, the building had many amenities for its shoppers, including a top floor dining room, nursery, and a rooftop deck for sitting. In 1913, Capwell also served as the President of the Security Bank and Trust Company of Oakland. (See thePolk-Husted Company's Oakland, California, City Directory, 1913, p. 204.)


The H.C. Capwell Department Store #2 was razed.

PCAD id: 19157