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Sagamore is an interesting apartment building at 485 - 40th Street. There is conflicting information about it, and much speculation about its connections to president Teddy Roosevelt, if any.

A 1922 classified refers to 485 - 40th as Healy Apartments.


Origin of Name?

Year Built?

  • assessor's records say it was built in 1900
  • Sanborn maps show the lot was vacant in 1900 and 1912
  • other sources suggest the building was constructed in 1921
  • it may have been moved from another location

Other bits and pieces: Edward Hebern lived there for a time. 1

Links and References

  1. Inventor Here Asks $50 Million Oakland Tribune September 10, 1947
  2. Oakland Home Histories: Tracing 100 years at a quirky Temescal apartment building The Oaklandside September 10, 2021