Overview

The Shorey House is one of the most historically significant homes in West Oakland. Originally built in 1875, the house was obtained by the Shorey family in 1888.

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Overview

The Shorey House is one of the most historically significant homes in West Oakland. Originally built in 1875, the house was obtained by the Shorey family in 1888.

Only 20 years after slavery was abolished and with still predominantly white crews, William Shorey rose quickly through the maritime ranks to become one of America's first black sea captains. In his day, he was known as the "only colored captain on the Pacific coast." It was a pioneering accomplishment. Captain Shorey consistently brought crews including men from all over the world back safely from treacherous Arctic and Pacific whaling grounds, and later in his life became a respected civic leader in Oakland.

Sandalstone Group acquired the Shorey property, which had fallen into dis-repair in the decades after Shorey passed away, in 2005, and embarked on a historical restoration of the front facade. The current incarnation is a place that Captain William Shorey would be proud of. The architect and developer consulted with resources including the City of Oakland's Betty Marvin, the Afro-American Museum, local craftspeople, and historical preservationists.

The four newly created units, are each named after one of the captain's ships.

Contact us at 650-799-4447 or shoreyhouse@gmail.com for more details and to arrange for a showing of this unique property as they come available.