4700 block of Telegraph 1956

Empty storefront at 4721 Telegraph Avenue (looking west), flanked by the Telegraph Shattuck Motel (on left) and 4725, 4727, and 4731 Telegraph Avenue (on right), Temescal district, Oakland, Calif.

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Date of Document:
1956 (date on form: 11-29-56)

Document Author:
Unknown (Valva Realty?)

Geographic Location:
4721 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, Calif.

The building at 4721 Telegraph Avenue was originally the Roma Bakery, owned by the partnership of Guiseppe and Louis DeBenedetti and A. Ghiglione. Guiseppe, a native of Genoa, was the first president of the Ligure Club [which was located around the corner on Shattuck Avenue]. This building was constructed in 1914 for him by Mario E. Valente. A stable once stood at the rear, where DeBenedetti kept his delivery wagon. The steel door in the sidewalk that leads to the basement was locally made, with a patent date of 1905. The store has also been used as a motorcycle shop, cleaners, and a Middle Eastern deli. [Jennifer Dowling note] The building is now houses the Burma Superstar restaurant.

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