Late afternoon October 20, 1991, Oakland Hills fire, looking down Market Street, San Francisco. Fire consumed about 3,300 homes in a matter of hours on that hot windy October day. Taken from the roof the the 15 Hermann St. apartment building. Fuji gs645s with Ilford FP4 film.
Hotel Carillon, Oakland (ca. 1940) The Carillon Dining Room opened to much fanfare in 1934 in the Hotel Carillon, located in the former Elks Building at 20th Street and Broadway. The renovated dining facility, which had previously been the dining room of the Elks fraternal organization, was an elegant European buffet. "The Melody of the Chimes Will Remind You of Good Food and Wines." The chimes were played twice daily into the streets of downtown Oakland.