Croll Building

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Croll Building
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Croll Building is located in Oakland, California
Croll Building
Croll Building is located in California
Croll Building
Croll Building is located in the United States
Croll Building
Location1400 Webster St., Alameda, California
Coordinates37°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
Architectural styleSecond Empire, Italianate, Other
NRHP reference #82000960 [1]
CHISL #954 [2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 4, 1982
Designated CHISLJanuary 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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b c "Croll Building". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-03-30.