Mission Motel 2

The Mission Motel was a motel at 9235 MacArthur Blvd. (originally 9235 Foothill Blvd.). It was built in 1938, and had additions in 1945 and 1951. It was demolished in 1996. 1

It was one of the earliest examples in Oakland of a "regional theme tourist court". While there were a few other motels in Oakland before it, most visitors stayed either in "auto camps" or in hotels closer to downtown. 1

Links and References

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  • Few Examples Remain of the Motel's Golden Era by Annalee Allen Montclarian August 8, 1995

  1. Historic American Buildings Survey HABS No. CA-2651 National Park Service

  2. Mission Motel at Library of Congress