EVOCATIVE OF A BYGONE ERA
BELLEVUE-STATEN HAS, SINCE ITS CONSTRUCTION IN 1929, BEEN AT THE PRINCIPLE OF ARCHITECTURE ELEGANCE IN THE BAY AREA. DESIGNED BY FAMED ARCHITECT HERMAN CARL BAUMANN, WHO HAS DESIGNED SEVERAL OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS APARTMENT BUILDINGS IN RUSSIAN HILL, PACIFIC HEIGHTS AND THE MARINA, CREATED THIS CROWN JEWEL AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS PROMINENCE. IN 1991, THIS BUILDING WAS ADDED TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. IT RECEIVED A HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AWARD IN 1999 FROM THE ART DECO SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA.
DESCRIBED BY ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIAN MARK WILSON AS A WELL-PLANNED BLEND OF SPANISH COLONIAL AND ART DECO ARCHITECTURE, IT IS BY FAR THE MOST ELEGANT APARTMENT HOUSE EVER BUILT IN OAKLAND. ITS FIFTEEN FLOORS ARE CLOTHED IN RICH, WARM-RED BRICK; THE ABSTRACTED SPANISH BAROQUE DECORATIVE DETAILS ARE IN POURED CONCRETE. ALONG THE ROOF, CHESS-PIECE-LIKE FINIALS RISE EIGHT FEET ABOVE THE RAMPARTS. THE TWO-STORY-HIGH LOBBY HAS A RICHLY PAINTED PLASTER, COFFERED CEILING, AND THE PANELS OF SQUIRRELS EATING ACORNS (SYMBOLIC OF OAKLAND) DECORATE THE BRONZE ELEVATOR DOORS.
On the shores of Lake Merritt (the "Jewel of Oakland”). Adams Point is tucked between the Uptown Oakland and Grand Lake neighborhoods. Home to condominium buildings and single-family homes, Adams Point is a densely populated enclave. Two architectural gems, The Bellevue-Staten and the Beaux-Arts-styled Regillus building, boast amazing views of the lake.
Urban boating is available courtesy of the Lake Merritt Boating Center, which; offers sailing classes; rents kayaks, canoes, and sailboats; and allows you to bring your own boat for a small fee. Nearby Lakeside Park includes Children’s Fairyland, a storybook theme park that has delighted generations of kids and served as a model for Disneyland Park. The three-mile pathway around the lake hosts hundreds of runners and walkers each day.
Adams Point is a short stroll from the 19th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station and a Uptown Oakland, home to the Paramount Theater, the Fox Theater, and numerous bars and restaurants. Grand Avenue, which runs along the neighborhood’s southern border, also offers plenty of dining options — including Sidebar, Coach Sushi, and Barlago Italian Kitchen.
Sunday's Jan 21 & 28 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday Jan 15 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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