The Farol Apartments are located at 445 Bellevue Avenue near Grand. They were constructed in 1925 by C. Hamilton Elrod for owner Einar Oas 2 and most likely named for Einer's wife, Farol Oas. 4
The photo from the UCB Bancroft Library has "Athol Apartments Grand Ave. Oakland" written on the photo, but no records have been found calling it that. There is an Athol Lake apartments at 226 Athol Ave., but that's a separate building.
Suppliers for the construction included B. Simon Hardware, Hammer-Bray stoves, Marcus and Merrick Wallpaper, and Marshall & Stearns wall beds. The unusual metal railings were by Liberty Ornamental Iron Works. 2
Links and References
- Image(s) used by permission of the UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
- Farol Apartments Are Today Open for Inspection Oakland Tribune June 7, 1925
- Farol Apts. on Bellevue Ave. Are Completed Oakland Tribune May 21, 1925
- Nab Woman, Man in Tax Rum Cases Oakland Tribune June 18, 1925