The Board of the Oakland Preservation Center of Oakland would like to invite you to come to the Cohen Bray House to celebrate the New Year on Jan. 8th , 2022 with the Holiday Tea and tour in the Historical Cohen Bray House. Built and furnished in 1882- 1884, the home is a unique example of the best of the West Coast Victorian interiors, lovingly maintained by the original family.
Because of the cancellation we will be offering a zoom presentation about the history of the house to anyone who is interested in knowing more than can be seen on a tour. Let us know if you would like us to send you a link for the Saturday Jan 8th, 2:00 presentation.
This event starts with a tour with family members telling our stories of discoveries throughout the upper bedrooms of the house. Then, Tea is served in the formal dining room and the 1896 Craftsman breakfast room. Generous tea sandwiches and sweets will be served on the family silver and china. The tour then continues through the lovely downstairs rooms full of the original wedding gifts of furnishings, wallpapers and carpets, beautifully decorated in the family tradition with holly, mistletoe, and redwood garlands. Candle lighting bring out the richness of the original interiors complete with a candle bedecked tree in the Craftsman style rooms which were rebuilt after the 1906 earthquake.
Please show us your vaccination and wear a mask during the tour. We are serving in two rooms to allow distance during eating.
Proceeds help us maintain the home, so our tour ends in our gift shop where one can purchase a membership to support the improvements along with unique Emelita's Block print cards of California, Books, honey and artisan jewelry.
One truly steps back in time for this unforgettable experience in this wonderful, rare 138 year old Oakland residence. Warm and period clothes are highly recommended.
HOLIDAY TEA-. Limited Seating for 15 people in two rooms.
1:00-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-4:30 p.m. o’clock.
Location: 1440 29th Ave. Oakland.