Item #46798 TUBBS HOTEL. E. OAKLAND 153. Stereoview Photograph, William Booker - Photographer Ingersoll, b. 1834.


Oakland, California: William B. Ingersoll, (n. d.). Ca 1874. Stereo image mounted to deep yellow stiff-stock paper. Lettering in brown ink. Verso blank. Landscape format: 3-3/8" x 6-15/16". Rounded corners. Image size: 3-1/16" x 2-7/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Minor extremity wear. Prior owner pencil inscription to verso: "My room is / the first square / Room under / the flag / Sunday eve / Mar 29th 1874" Overall, Very Good. Item #46798

"The 200-room Tubbs Hotel opened in 1871 just east of Lake Merritt. The hotel was located on Washington Street, which was the main street of the then-separate town of Brooklyn. Built and owned by Hiram Tubbs (Tubbs Cordage Company) at a cost of $210,000, the hotel was situated on an entire 300 block and surrounded by beautiful, landscaped grounds. ...  The hotel was believed to be Oakland’s largest structure when Brooklyn was annexed into Oakland. .. Hiram Tubbs hoped to lure an affluent crowd for vacations and temporary residences. As a little girl, Gertrude Stein and her family lived there for about a year before moving into their own home in East Oakland. Robert Louis Stevenson stayed in the hotel to be near his love interest, Fanny Osbourne. “Borax” Smith met his first wife there at a ball." The hotel was severely damaged in an 1893 fire, never again to open its doors to guests. [Oakland Wiki].

Views from Ingersoll's OAKLAND series somewhat uncommon on the commercial market.

Price: $275.00