Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Oakland, United States
The Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) is located in the former Scottish Rite Cathedral on Madison Street in Oakland. The cathedral was built in 1908-1909 in the Mission Revival style by the firm of O'Brien & Werner, who built most of the early 20th-century Masonic temples in California. The ICCNC was founded in 1995 and purchased the building to convert it to a mosque and cultural center. In addition to prayer space, the center includes a library, a large banquet hall in the basement, and the main auditorium, which retains the cathedral's original pipe organ.

Sources:

Cerny, Susan Dinkelspiel. An architectural guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay area, 252. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, 2007.

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. LinkedIn Profile. Accessed February 25, 2015. https://www.linkedin.com/company/islamic-cultural-center-of-northern-california-iccnc-.
Location
1443 Madison Street, Oakland, United States
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Associated Collections
Events
cathedral built, 1908-1909
converted to a mosque, 1995
Variant Names
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
ICCNC
Abbreviated
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Formerly known as
Masonic Temple
Formerly known as
Building Usages
community center
public/cultural
mosque
religious
Keywords
adaptive reuse
churches