The Lighted Candle was a gift shop at 4066 Piedmont Avenue. In 1939, it was run Mrs. K. M. Plant. 2

The 1939 listing says "gifts, novelties, etc.". A 2009 newsletter says the owner also had a small lending library for women. "However, she would not lend certain books to young women because she thought they were too risqué!" 1

The gift shop was across Piedmont Avenue from the Key System station, just down from the branch library. A sign advertising the gift shop can be seen in some photos of the streetcar station.

Links and References

  1. Off the Shelf newsletter of the Friends of the Oakland Public Library, November 2009
  2. 1939 Polk's Directory