1218 E 21st, Oakland

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The Clinton neighborhood of Oakland is graced with some impressive Victorian mansions, and today we are pleased to have a particularly nice one to share. The Ellen Kenna house is a city of Oakland landmark built by Augustus Laver who was the architect famously responsible for designing the massive San Francisco city hall building that was nearly completely destroyed by the 1906 earthquake shortly after its completion.

This Oakland home obviously fared much better. It is a wonderfully preserved example of the lavish late Victorian residences built by the wealthiest members of the growing East Bay community. It is full of ornate woodwork and plaster, towering ceilings, and stained glass – a real treat for fans of good Victorian architecture.

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