The Oliver Manufacturing Company built engines and other materials. It was connected with the Doak Company, which manufactured the Doak stationary engine used to power pumps on horse-drawn fire engines. It was owned by William Letts Oliver.
They built a new plant in 1917, which when complete was to "cover the entire block bounded by Fourth and Fifth, Jackson and Madison streets." 1 The plant lasted less than 20 years, and was replaced with a warehouse for S & W Grocery Company (AKA S & W Fine Foods) in 1937. 2 That warehouse was part of the Waterfront Warehouse District, but itself was demolished and replaced by a new residential building around 2020.
Links and References
- Making Engines For War Oakland Tribune June 17, 1917
- $250,000 Going Into Business Improvements Oakland Tribune May 11, 1937