Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings)

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2 stories

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1400 Park Street
Downtown, Alameda, CA 94501

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The Bank of Alameda began operations in 1879.

Building History

In 1897, the Bank of Alameda operated on the northeast corner of Park Street and Central Avenue. H. Sevening was its president, J.E. Baker its Cashier and Secretary. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1897, p. 512.)

In 1903, J.E. Baker was the President of the Bank of Alameda, Charle E. Tabor, its cashier. According to an advertisement in the Alameda Daily Argus newspaper of 07/14/1906, both the Bank of Alameda and the Alameda Savings Bank (established in 1890) were operated by the same board of directors consisting of Joseph Knowland (1833-1912), George H. Payne, I.L. Borden, Charles S. Neal, George W. Scott, Joseph Russell Knowland (1873-1966), and J.E. Baker.

J.R. Knowland was a CA State politician and US Representative (from two districts) between 1904 and 1915. He became the publisher of the Oakland Tribuneafter the conclusion of Congressional career in 1915.

The bank had resources of $1,184,674.90 in 07/1906, making it smaller than the younger Alameda Savings Bank which controlled $2,043,638.25. (See Bank of Alameda and Aameda Savings Bank advertisement, Alameda Daily Argus, 07/14/1906, p. 2.)

PCAD id: 24375