Pardee House

672 11th St., Oakland, California


Governor Pardee House

Photo HABS/HAER 1960, Courtesy Library of Congress



Street View 


"The property was built by prominent Oakland pioneer Enoch Pardee, who was a state senator and representative to the Assembly. He was also mayor of Oakland in the 1870’s. Enoch Pardee’s son George also served as Oakland’s mayor but is better known as the “Earthquake” Governor of California, holding office from 1903 through 1907. George Pardee was an important Progressive voice in California Republican politics, but his efforts at reform during his governorship brought on the wrath of the railroads and lost him the nomination of his party for a second term. Pardee went on to work for conservationist causes and to help bring Mokelumne River water to Oakland. The Pardee Dam on that river is named after him." - California Historic Landmark No.1027

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 24, 1976
Reference number
Architectural style
Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
Significant year
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2
Contributing structures: 1


19th Century (38,066)
Alameda County, California (207)
Brick (42,466)
Built 1869 (327)
Built during 1860s (3,793)
California (4,528)
George Pardee (1)
Have Street View (49,891)
House (27,850)
Italianate (5,120)
Oakland, California (51)
Private owner (54,402)
Victorian (19,703)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2019: New photo from Richard Doody
  • March 26, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical info
  • January 5, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger