Discovering Great Mormon Buildings

Oakland

Oakland Tabernacle Original Chapel Interior


(Photo Courtesy Oakland California Stake) For additional photos posted of this building, see here. As you can see, the only remaining portion of the rostrum are the decorative elements above the original opening. Also remaining are portions of the ceiling including the decorative ventilation grilles. While the trim, glass and mullions have changed, the small round windows above each window also remain. Finally, the windows on the left side of the photo still remain, but have been covered by additions to the building and no longer fully open to the exterior.

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Chapel Interior


This would have originally been an exterior wall but a building addition was placed adjacent to this side of the chapel blocking the sunlight from coming through the lower windows. The addition is apparently shorter than the chapel since sunlight is still coming through the small round upper windows.

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Chapel Interior


This would have been the front of the Chapel and the location of the Rostrum.

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Entry

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Chapel Interior


Above the original Cultural hall is what used to be the Chapel space shown here. The wooden double doors lead down to what used to be the main entrance to the building. The stained glass window behind the pulpit faces the balcony at the front of the building. And my understanding is that this would have been the back of the chapel. Where I am standing to take the picture would have been towards the front. It looks as though there was a balcony as well, that has now been enclosed into classrooms with the three small windows above. I wasn’t able to walk around and explore as much as I wanted since a church service was about to start.

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Detail

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Exterior

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Cultural Hall


This is the level below the chapel that used to be the Cultural Hall.

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Balcony

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


Oakland Tabernacle Exterior

408 W MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA
Built 1923 and Sold 1959
Architect: Clay N Burrell
Now Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
Click for Map Location of Building


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