3101 Gibbons, Alameda

Click picture for additional photos and complete listing courtesy of Maureen Shandobil, BHHS Drysdale

After the immense success of the Homes of Tomorrow exhibition at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933, General Electric decided to replicate the program across the country by cooperating with local utilities and architects to create GE Model Homes that would demonstrate the possibilities inherent in electrification to a wider audience. We are fortunate to have a number of these homes here in the East Bay including this impressive example in Alameda. It was designed by Oakland architect Francis Harvey Slocombe in the Art Moderne style that GE favored for these forward-looking residences and it remains especially relevant today due to the renewed interest in all-electric homes.

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1 Response to 3101 Gibbons, Alameda

  1. Chad DeWitt says:

    Someone please hire me to fix that kitchen. I even know where to get bakelite pulls. Is that Ikea? It was hard to get a good look since it made my eyes burn when I looked at it.

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