Croll Building

1400 Webster St., Alameda, California


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"This building is closely associated with sporting events significant to the history of the City of Alameda, the San Francisco Bay area and the State of California. Croll's is important in the early development of boxing during the Golden Age of Boxing in California, a period of great California champions such as Jim Corbett and James Jeffries. From the 1890s to about 1910, Croll housed many of the best boxers in America in his hotel." - California Historic Landmark No.954

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 4, 1982
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Second Empire; Victorian: Italianate; Other architectural type; Mansard
Areas of significance
Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Restaurant
Current functions
Business; Restaurant
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1879; 1908

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2019: Updated by Richard Doody: Added historical info
  • January 4, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger