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The Grove Building is a historic building at 1727 Martin King Luther, Jr. Way (formerly Grove St.) It is currently home to Family Paths, a non-profit providing mental health support.

The building was constructed in 1928 as the Caporgno and Lewis Mortuary. Harris Allen was the architect, and M.E. Valente the builder. 1

Caporgno & Co. Mortuary moved out of the building in 1978. It was sold in 1984 to Davies-McCoy, a real estate investment firm. 2

Renovations in the 1980s and 90s made it lose some of the exterior character. It has been the home of Family Paths since 2001.

1928 11928 11951 Sanborn excerpt

Links and References

  1. New Mortuary Building Will Open Jan. 5th Oakland Tribune December 30, 1928
  2. Grove Building's recycling on grand scale Oakland Tribune June 23, 1985