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The Hotel Sutter is a residential hotel at 14th and Jefferson. The building was designed by Clay N. Burrell, and it was constructed in 1913-1914.

The hotel opened in April 1914, with J. T. Redmon as the proprietor. 1

1914 11913 detail

1913 photo, courtesy Tim Sanchez

In 2017, the owner began kicking out long-time tenants as part of a deal to sell the building. 2 The city had already passed a ban on the demolition or conversion of SROs, and the new owners (which included A's minority shareholder, Lew Wolff) filed suit against the city in 2019. 3

Links and References

  1. classified ad Oakland Tribune April 27, 1914
  2. Oakland A's Minority Owners Purchase Downtown SRO After Previous Landlord Evicted Low-Income Tenants East Bay Express June 9, 2017
  3. Sutter Hotel Owner Sues City of Oakland Over Residential Hotel Conversion Ban Hyphenated-Republic February 27, 2019