Great Western Power Station, Oakland (circa 1930-1939) 1, 2

The Great Western Power Station (aka the Park Boulevard Substation) which belonged to the Great Western Power Company, located at 3729 Park Boulevard, Oakland, is still standing on what is now Grosvenor Place and Park Blvd, and is now owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Despite being a commercial building owned by PG&E, the property is within the boundaries of the Lakeshore Homes Association, making it the only non-residential property within the association. PG&E is required to pay dues to the Association just like any other property owner. As of 2015, the dues were $170 per property.

Links & References

  1. Image(s) used by permission of the UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
  2. Views of Oakland, California, Online Archive of California