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Only 300 Bricks Remain! Leave a Lasting Legacy at Oakland’s New Visitor Center

Historic Oakland Foundation invites the public to leave a lasting legacy by purchasing an engraved brick to be installed on the public plaza outside of its new Visitor Center‘s main entrance. Construction on the new Visitors Center began in the fall of 2023, and HOF hopes to have the bricks installed on the plaza in 2025. Only 300 bricks remain, and the Foundation plans to wrap up the fundraiser in the coming months.

“We’re excited to provide this opportunity for friends of Oakland to honor loved ones, remember friends and family, and pay tribute to those who have left their own lasting legacies,” said Richard Harker, executive director of Historic Oakland Foundation, “The plaza at the new Visitor Center will give visitors a place to meet and hang out before or after their visit to Oakland.”

4”x8” bricks and 8”x8” bricks are available for purchase here. 4”x8” bricks can have up to three lines of text and are $250 each or two for $450. 8”x8” bricks can have up to five lines of text and are $450.

The Foundation aspires to raise $250,000 through the engraved brick program. The program is part of Historic Oakland Foundation’s Living History Capital Campaign, the most significant fundraising effort in the organization’s 48-year history.

Site of brick installation
Visitor Center construction progress, December 2023
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