The Romance of Transportation in California and Story of the Packard Building

Earle C. Anthony Inc. [MAYBECK]

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Oakland: Earle C. Anthony Inc., 1928, Pamphlet commemorating the opening of Bernard Maybeck’s Packard Building in Oakland. The first essay offers a description of the building with details of its design, construction, and coloring. A second essay deals with the history of transportation in the state. Anthony was the major Packard dealer in California and Maybeck was his favorite architect; he designed Anthony’s house as well as showrooms in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Oakland. This building, at 2101 Harrison, was razed in 1974. "Oakland’s first Color building, housing the aristocratic Packard, fleet servitor of man, stands then as a temple of travel and a shrine to the vigorous pioneer spirit that underlies the Romance of Transportation in California." First edition. 22 cm; 16 pp.; illustrated from sketches by an unidentified artist. Crease to corner of front wrapper; else a very good copy in original wrappers. (Item ID: 012404)

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