Kahn’s Department Store collection, 1903-1960

Booklet of Kahn's Credit Coupons, circa 1940.
Booklet of Kahn's Credit Coupons, circa 1940. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

Israel Kahn came to Oakland in 1879 and opened his first retail store at 10th Street and Broadway. The business prospered and in 1912 moved to a large new building at 16th Street and Broadway. The building was expanded in 1923, becoming one of the largest department stores in California. In 1960 the store was renamed Rhodes Department Store. More changes ensued and the store closed in the early 1980s. In 2001, after extensive restoration, the building reopened as the Rotunda Building.

The collection includes assorted memorabilia, employee association documents and newspaper articles.
(OHC COLL 2019-8)
7 folders in box (0.21 linear feet)

Go here for a more detailed list of this collection's contents. 

Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.