Years ago the City purchased Historic Home #54 building (referred to as the “Queen Anne”) that was located on a hill behind the Hercules Powder Works Club House Building for a dollar. The City had a moving company cut the building in half in order to transport the building to its current location on the City’s Corporation yard (near Willett Street / Sycamore Avenue) anticipating that it would be incorporated into Duck Pond Park 1 block away. Duck Pond Park currently contains a compacted pad with utilities stubbed out next to the park’s parking lot.
The City has not had the capacity to carry out any project with the building and wants to remove the structure. The City is inviting interested parties to submit proposals by November 1 that would remove the building at no costs to the City (potentially incorporating other alternatives). Interested parties will be able to tour the building on October 27th and are asked to RSVP in advance to Shiva Matinpour at 510-799-8244.
Queen Anne Removal - Informational Flyer (PDF)