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Hotel Travelers was an SRO (Single Room Occupany) hotel at 392 - 11th St. The building was constructed in 1913-1914 as the Streit Hotel. 4

It was in the news a lot c.2016, but not in a good way. 1 Some of the tenants sued new owner Danny Haber for harassment under Oakland's tenant protection laws, charging that he and his company have been shutting off services, disabled the elevators, letting garbage pile up, etc. in an effort to drive them out. 2 Haber's company counters that they're "simply bringing things up to code." 3

Building History

1913 drawing 4

The building was constructed in 1913-1914 by Barbara Streit for approximately $100,000. It was partially financed by her daughter, Mrs. Olivia Streit Krampf. The architect was William Wilde. 4

Links and References

  1. Last Days at Downtown Oakland's Hotel Travelers? East Bay Express May 25, 2016
  2. Oakland SRO Tenants Sue Tech Housing Investors for Harassment East Bay Express July 11, 2016
  3. Firm transforms distressed Oakland buildings for well-off tenants SFGate.com September 17, 2016
  4. $100,000 6-Story Hotel Soon to be Erected Oakland Tribune June 8, 1913