parting shots-south oakland:old lamar advertising building

Towards the western end of South Oakland, near the 376 highway, there’s an abandoned building that used to house Lamar Advertising’s regional headquarters. The building sits on a lot where 35,000-40,000 cars pass everyday and receive their first, or last, impression of Oakland. The building would be an eyesore if it wasn’t so damn pretty. You can’t really make it out from the picture, but in the top right corner, it looks like Shepard Fairey got his hands on the building at some point.

This earth-mover outside looked like it hadn't done a lot of moving lately

View from the ground floor

Wall detail

Pretty bird

Switchboard controls

The room got dark every time a cloud passed overhead

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One Response to parting shots-south oakland:old lamar advertising building

  1. Pingback: Abandoned & Endangered: Lamar Building (Oakland) and St. Peter & Paul School (E. Liberty) - Page 3 - City-Data Forum

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