Oakland Islamic Center
Oakland, United States
The Oakland Islamic Center was established in 1992. It initially operated out of a small building "not much bigger than a garage," until a 2005 renovation that expanded the mosque to its current size. It is a long, low rectangular building with a stucco facade with green accents, and a covered portico leading to a minaret at the front of the mosque.  The mosque is located on a street surrounded largely by Victorian houses, and around the corner from a developing two-block stretch of Telegraph Avenue home to a number of Middle Eastern shops and markets.

The prayer hall has a large tiled mihrab and three chandeliers, with a women's prayer space in a gallery area above. The capacity of the center is approximately 500 people.

Sources:

Oakland Islamic Center. "About Us." Accessed March 6, 2015. http://oaklandic.wix.com/oaklandislamiccenter#!about-us/c1ztv.

"Oakland Islamic Center." localwiki page. Accessed March 6, 2015. https://localwiki.org/oakland/Oakland_Islamic_Center.

Saddat, Zuhair. "Oakland Islamic Center". 30 Mosques in 30 Nights blog. August 31, 2010, accessed March 6, 2015. http://bayareamosques.blogspot.com/2010/08/oakland-islamic-center.html.

Underwood, Alexia. "Halal Markets and a Mosque Draw Oakland’s Immigrant Muslim Community." Oakland North, July 19, 2009. Accessed March 6, 2015. https://oaklandnorth.net/2009/07/16/halal-markets-and-a-mosque-draw-oakland%E2%80%99s-immigrant-muslim-community/.

Location
515 31st Street, Oakland, United States
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Associated Collections
Events
founded, 1990
renovated, 2005
Variant Names
Oakland Islamic Center
Building Usages
mosque
religious
Materials/Techniques
stucco