Croll Building

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Croll Building
USA-Alameda-Croll Building-1.jpg
Location 1400 Webster St., Alameda, California
Coordinates 37°46′17.86″N 122°16′35.71″W / 37.7716278°N 122.2765861°W / 37.7716278; -122.2765861Coordinates: 37°46′17.86″N 122°16′35.71″W / 37.7716278°N 122.2765861°W / 37.7716278; -122.2765861
Built 1879
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate, Other
NRHP Reference # 82000960 [1]
CHISL # 954 [2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 4, 1982
Designated CHISL January 14, 1983 [2]

The Croll Building, in Alameda, California, was the site of Croll's Gardens and Hotel, famous as training quarters for some of the greatest fighters in boxing history from 1883 to 1914. James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Jefferies, Jack Johnson, and many other champions all stayed and trained here.

Today this building is home to 1400 Bar & Grill. The stained glass, elaborate etched windows, and carved wooden bar remain as they were when Neptune Beach was a popular attraction.

The second floor of the building is currently a residential hotel, with the third floor of the building being office space.

The building is registered as California Historical Landmark[2] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NPS-82000960). It is located at the corner of Webster Street and Central Avenue. A large "Croll's" neon sign marks the location.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Croll Building". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-03-30.