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The Montezuma Apartments (later renamed Atascadero Apartments) are at 700 East 24th St. in a Spanish-style building constructed in 1930. A painted crest with Atascadero is in the lobby, reflecting the c.1932 rebranding. 2

They were built for Mr. and Mrs. Christ Dietz; Chester H. Treichel was the architect. 1

April 1930 1

In 1940, a fire started at the switchboard in the basement, and caused an estimated $4,000 in damage. 3

One resident of note was Children's Fairyland master puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann who lived there in the 1990s and 2000s. [at least]. He was also the building manager. 4


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Links and References

  1. Montezuma Apartments in Oakland Open Oakland Tribune April 6, 1930
  2. classified ad Oakland Tribune June 26, 1932
  3. Loss of $10,000 In Two Fires Oakland Tribune January 8, 1940
  4. I am Oaklandish // 3 // Lewis Mahlmann, Puppeteer