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The Tapscott Building is a 4-story brick building at the northeast corner of Broadway and 19th. It was built for Ernest N. Tapscott in the 1920s at 1916 Broadway.

The 1922 design was by Reed and Corlett, who designed the Oakland Bank of Savings Building. 1 By December 1922, the building was occupied, 3 including Skaggs Broadway Market which on the ground floor. 4 The 1923 directory lists numerous businesses and offices in residence. Standard Oil leased the entire top floor. 2

In 1928, architect and engineer John J. Donovan had his office in the Tapscott Building.

In 2006, the 56-story Encinal Tower was proposed for the site. Later, another developer proposed a shorter 28-story building. The building has been empty for a number of years.

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Links and References

  1. Building and Engineering News, Volume 22 January 7, 1922
  2. Tapscott Building Ornament to Broadway Oakland Tribune September 24, 1922
  3. Work Is Rushed on Big Downtown Buildings Oakland Tribune December 24, 1922
  4. Broadway Market ad Oakland Tribune December 15, 1922