Oakland Tribune 1928 6

The Beulah Rest Home was a retirement home for Christian workers in the Beulah Heights neighborhood at 4690 Tompkins Avenue. 2

The land was donated by Carrie Judd Montgomery. A c.1896 structure had been in use as retirement home since 1913. 10 Planning for a new, larger home began in 1926 to replace the original building when it was badly damaged in a fire. 8 When funds were raised, construction would begin. 4 Ground was broken in April, 1928, 7 the cornerstone was placed in October, 5 and construction completed in November. Blaine and Olson were the architects. 6

Mrs. J. W. Henderson was the "prime mover" in the establishment of the home. 1 She was president of the building committee.

In 1951, ground was broken for a new wing. 9

The building, now vacant, still stands at 4690 Tompkins Avenue. Apparently the owners obtained approval to convert the building into a 40-unit condo project, and have listed the building (along with eight adjacent "partially occupied" cottages and an occupied single family residence) for sale at a price of $5.6 million. 3

Links and References

  1. Memorial Held for Rest Home Worker Oakland Tribune September 17, 1932
  2. Missionary Study Oakland Tribune March 4, 1933
  3. 4690 Tompkins Ave listing at Harbor Bay Realty
  4. New Rest Home Planned Oakland Tribune September 10, 1927
  5. Beulah Rest Home Places Cornerstone Oakland Tribune October 4, 1928
  6. Beulah Rest Home Completed Oakland Tribune November 28, 1928
  7. Ground Broken for Beulah Rest Home Oakland Tribune April 10, 1928
  8. Methodists Plan $100,000 Rest Home in Oakland Oakland Tribune September 17, 1926
  9. photo Oakland Tribune October 15, 1951
  10. Beulah Home to Be Dedicated Oakland Tribune May 18, 1913