1950 Sanborn excerpt
Rockwell lower left, Nelson Arms upper right

Rockwell Apartments and Nelson Arms Apartments are two apartment buildings at Foothill Blvd. and 26th Avenue, both built in 1928 by N.E. Rockwell and Henry Nelson.

When constructed, they featured Frigidaire refrigerators, Marshall and Stearns wall beds, and steam heat. 1,2,3 The two buildings are kitty-corner from each other, and have similar footprints. Ads for the Rockwell Apartments noted that the building was located in the "Sunshine belt." 3 The Nelson Arms building was sold for $125,000 in 1930. 4

1928 11928 2

1930 3 1930 4

Rockwell CC SA-BY Our OaklandNelson Arms CC SA-BY Our Oakland

Links and References

  1. Rockwell Apartments Now Completed Oakland Tribune February 12, 1928
  2. Nelson Arms Apartments Completed Oakland Tribune July 29, 1928
  3. A Beautiful New Apartment House District Oakland Tribune May 11, 1930
  4. Large Apartment Sold for $125,000 Oakland Tribune October 26, 1930