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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. 7th , 2024 with the Holiday Tea and tour in the historic Cohen Bray House. Built and furnished in 1882-1884, the home is a unique example of the best of the West Coast Victorian aesthetic interiors, lovingly maintained by the original family.

This event starts with the tea is served  in the formal dining room. Generous tea sandwiches and sweets will be served on the family silver and china.  The tour starts after a brief introduction to the family and history given by family members.  We will go through the lovely public rooms which are full of the original wedding gifts of furnishings, wallpapers and carpets. We continue with the upstairs rooms telling our stories of discoveries throughout the upper bedrooms of the house.


The house is beautifully decorated in the family tradition with holly, mistletoe, and redwood garlands. Candle lighting brings 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.

Proceeds help us maintain the home; our tour ends in our gift shop where one can purchase a membership  to support the restoration  improvements. We also offer for sale the unique Emelita's hand carved linoleum block print cards of California, books, honey from our bees and  artisan jewelry.


One truly steps back in time for this unforgettable experience in this wonderful, rare 139-year old Oakland residence. Warm and period clothes are highly recommended.

HOLIDAY TEA-. Limited Seating for 14 people in two seatings.

First seating-11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and second seating- 2:00-4:00 p.m. o’clock.


Location: 1440 29th Ave. Oakland.

  new year Tea and Tour

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