Category Archives: South Oakland

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, … Continue reading

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sestili nursery

If you’re looking for the ever elusive Jerusalem Tulip, South Oakland is the place for you. Sestili Nursery has apparently been in business for over 50 years and they stock your average shrubs and trees along with rarer species and … Continue reading

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cole was on the ball

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schenley park

Schenley Park borders South Oakland, as seen behind this awesome creepy house.

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nice mini-mural

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south oakland’s famous folks

Left: Andy Warhol’s childhood home. Right: Andy Warhol’s childhood home to Andy Warhol Typical street in South Oakland until you consider that Dan Marino used to chuck foosballs down it. And of course, a tour of South Oakland’s famous folks … Continue reading

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south oakland streets

South Oakland seems like the quieter counterpart to the other areas of Oakland. Mostly residential streets with barely any of the bars/restaurants/cultural attractions/businesses that give the other parts of Oakland it’s downtown feel. Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning, perhaps the iconic … Continue reading

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