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Kaiser-Frazer Showroom  Andrew Williams Stores Broadway and W. MacArthur Blvd.   1940s

Kaiser-Frazer Showroom Andrew Williams Stores Broadway and W. MacArthur Blvd. 1940s

View from inside Kennedy Tunnel (later renamed the Caldecott Tunnel). March 12, 1934

View from inside Kennedy Tunnel (later renamed the Caldecott Tunnel). March 12, 1934

Foot of Broadway: entrance to "Bow & Bell" completed (1949) The photograph depicts the completed exterior of the Bow and Bell Restaurant, the earliest contributor to Jack London Square. via Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division

Foot of Broadway: entrance to "Bow & Bell" completed (1949) The photograph depicts the completed exterior of the Bow and Bell Restaurant, the earliest contributor to Jack London Square. via Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room and Maps Division

Broadway at 7th Railroad Station Oakland CA

Broadway at 7th Railroad Station Oakland CA

Downtown Oakland, CA, 9th and Broadway, 1950s.

Downtown Oakland, CA, 9th and Broadway, 1950s.

The Key Route Inn (1907-1932) was a showplace hotel on Broadway at (what would later become) West Grand. Intended to promote both the Key System railway and downtown Oakland, it sat directly astraddle a transbay streetcar station so visitors and guests (in what was still largely a pre-automobile era) could get anywhere quickly. Heavily damaged by fire in 1930, the Great Depression prevented reconstruction, and the building was torn down in 1932.

The Key Route Inn (1907-1932) was a showplace hotel on Broadway at (what would later become) West Grand. Intended to promote both the Key System railway and downtown Oakland, it sat directly astraddle a transbay streetcar station so visitors and guests (in what was still largely a pre-automobile era) could get anywhere quickly. Heavily damaged by fire in 1930, the Great Depression prevented reconstruction, and the building was torn down in 1932.

35th and MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland (ca. 1940s) via oaklandhistory.tumblr.com

35th and MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland (ca. 1940s) via oaklandhistory.tumblr.com

Raiders parade in downtown Oakland after winning the Super Bowl 1981. Crowd  fills the street at the corner of Broadway and 14th Street. (photo/Ron Riesterer)

Raiders parade in downtown Oakland after winning the Super Bowl 1981. Crowd fills the street at the corner of Broadway and 14th Street. (photo/Ron Riesterer)

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