Oak Knoll Naval Hospital

Oak Knoll Naval Hospital Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, was a U.S. naval hospital, opened during WWII (1942) and closed in 1996 as part of 1993 Base Realignment and Closure program.
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Operating as usual

Throwback to the demo of the hospital..
05/30/2020
Adios, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital

Throwback to the demo of the hospital..

The largest and last building on the base was taken out. The only structure that remains is the historic Officers Club. BEQ, gone. Post Office, gone. Gymnasium, gone. Tennis courts, swimming pool,…

Scott Heavy Movers, Inc.
05/12/2020

Scott Heavy Movers, Inc.

The final and largest piece of the move of the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital is by far the largest. Nearly 6 times heavier than the kitchen, this piece weighs 350 ton and is 6,000 square feet.

Can you guess how many jacks were under this portion?

If you answered 35, you're right!

#ScottHeavyMovers

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03/30/2020
Porky Pig - Stay Home Folks!

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So I drew this picture of Porky Pig (a play on the famous "That's All Folks") as sort of a PSA to tell people to stay home and stay safe. I then reached out ...

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10/14/2019
Conspiracy of silence: Veterans exposed to atomic tests wage final fight

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At least 200,000 U.S. troops participated in atomic tests and cleanup operations during World War II and later in the Pacific Ocean, the Nevada desert, New Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. They took the human brunt of deadly ionizing radiation that contaminated nearby lands, water and communities.

Tiffany Lefour, Realtor
07/30/2019
Tiffany Lefour, Realtor

Tiffany Lefour, Realtor

Oak Knoll, the site, at Mountain Boulevard and Keller Avenue, is the second-largest single active development in Oakland after the 3,100-unit Brooklyn Basin project from Signature Development.

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great slideshow from 2009
04/13/2019
Oak Knoll Naval Hospital | Lost America

great slideshow from 2009

The Oak Knoll Naval hospital complex opened in 1942, serving veterans wounded on the Pacific battlefields. The modern hi-rise building opened in 1968 to serve Vietnam vets. The site covered over 200 acres and contained 90 buildings.

older post. but anyone driving past will have noticed that all other buildings that surrounded it have been razed, and t...
02/15/2019
Developer ready to move Oak Knoll clubhouse

older post. but anyone driving past will have noticed that all other buildings that surrounded it have been razed, and the grounds being graded.

Developer submits proposal to move, renovate the officers club at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital site, the last significant building there.

Oak Knoll Breaks Ground With Big Plans To Breathe New Life Into Its Community
01/19/2019
Oak Knoll Breaks Ground With Big Plans To Breathe New Life Into Its Community

Oak Knoll Breaks Ground With Big Plans To Breathe New Life Into Its Community

After more than 10 years of planning with starts and stops, SunCal has started construction on Oak Knoll. Located at the base of Oakland's southern foothills, almost at the San Leandro boarder, the Oak Knoll community is the culmination of a collaborative effort on the part of the City of Oakland, r

Oct 29, 2007
01/04/2019
Oak Knoll Hospital on LF

Oct 29, 2007

The first building on Oak Knoll was constructed in 1942 as a temporary structure to treat World War II veterans. Through the years the hospital campus grew to include dozens of structures and this 1967, 11-story hospital. L Ron Hubbard was treated here. In February of 1996 Oak Knoll finally closed i...

01/03/2019
In the workshop of the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital.
01/03/2019
In the workshop of the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital.

In the workshop of the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital.

This is an artificial foot.t is made of hard rubber and inside has a steel tongue to make it bring back in place.people, man, working, equipment, holding, looking, foot, artificial, workshop, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, 1969, Vietnam,

1976 Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Basic Laboratory School
01/03/2019

1976 Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Basic Laboratory School

Sara
01/03/2019

Sara

O Club, downstairs
01/02/2019

O Club, downstairs

1950: Richard Kimborough receives record 73 blood transfusions @ Oak Knoll Naval Hospital
01/02/2019
Vintage Photos 1950 Photo Richard Kimborough Oak Knoll Naval Hospital 73 Transfusions

1950: Richard Kimborough receives record 73 blood transfusions @ Oak Knoll Naval Hospital

This vintage photograph is from one of various newspaper archives including: Boston, Detroit, Tampa, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, New Orleans, Milwaukee, and more. I do not copy or reproduce photographs. Every item is a unique vintage piece that was once housed in a news archive. The size is noted o...

Tom
01/02/2019

Tom

Me at Oak Knoll, July 1967.

Kenneth
01/02/2019

Kenneth

Lt. Vicki Goff and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kenneth Herren circa 1977. 6th floor Surgical ICU. Oh and if you look real hard in the background you can make out Mike McClure HM3 (respiratory tech)

Tom
01/02/2019

Tom

1967 deer hunt!

James
01/02/2019

James

90-95, best time of my life!

Mary
01/02/2019

Mary

This was taken by my Aunt, Alice W. Leatherman, when she was stationed there in 1948/50. This was taken in 1950

Mary
01/02/2019

Mary

This is my Aunt, Alice W. Leatherman, taken Spring 1948.She is 97 now.

Mary
01/02/2019

Mary

Spring 1948

1973 Photo: Lt.Cdr. Everett Alvarez addresses crowd @ Oak Knoll Naval Hospital after 8 yrs captivity in Hanoi
01/02/2019
Vintage Photos 1973 Photo Everett Alvarez Crowd Oak Knoll Naval Hospital Captivity Military Men

1973 Photo: Lt.Cdr. Everett Alvarez addresses crowd @ Oak Knoll Naval Hospital after 8 yrs captivity in Hanoi

This vintage photograph is from one of various newspaper archives including: Boston, Detroit, Tampa, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, New Orleans, Milwaukee, and more. I do not copy or reproduce photographs. Every item is a unique vintage piece that was once housed in a news archive. The size is noted o...

hopefully in moving the O Club they keep it 100%...
01/02/2019
SunCal Breaks Ground On Scenic Oak Knoll

hopefully in moving the O Club they keep it 100%...

Developer’s determination leads long-dormant property to the light of day in Oakland, California.

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8750 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA
94627

Opening Hours

Monday 23:00 - 05:00
Tuesday 23:00 - 05:00
Wednesday 23:00 - 05:00
Thursday 23:00 - 05:00
Friday 23:00 - 05:00
Saturday 23:00 - 05:00
Sunday 23:00 - 05:00

Telephone

(415) 555-1212

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Naval Hospital Oakland, also known as Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, was a U.S. naval hospital located in Oakland, California, opened during World War II (1942) and closed in 1996[1] as part of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure program.[2] The 167-acre (0.68 km2) site is bordered on three sides by Mountain Boulevard and Keller Avenue in the city's Oak Knoll section and its map coordinates are 37°46′05″N 122°08′46″WCoordinates: 37°46′05″N 122°08′46″W. Oak Knoll hospital was built during World War II for the purpose of treating American military personnel who had been wounded in the Pacific theater. In later years it also treated those who had been wounded in the Korean and Vietnam wars. The site was previously a golf course and country club which had closed during the Great Depression.[3] A large main hospital building was started in 1965 and opened in 1968. The base was closed in 1996 in an official Navy ceremony.[4] This building was imploded on April 8, 2011.[5] Oak Knoll and Lehman Brothers Bankruptcies In 2005, a partnership of Lehman Brothers and SunCal (a land developer from Southern California) bought the site for $100 million with plans to build a master-planned community featuring 960 homes, a shopping area and a 50-acre (200,000 m2) park.[6] In 2008, SunCal began demolition, but then Lehman suddenly collapsed in September of that year, cutting off financing for the project. The demolition work was stopped for over a year, although SunCal initiated legal action against Lehman in November 2008 in order to obtain the cleanup funds and resolve other issues involving the property. In October 2009, SunCal secured $550,000 from Lehman that was used for property-wide weed abatement, cleaning up wood piles, repairing perimeter fences and providing a team of armed security guards 24 hours per day to help secure the property from trespassers. In March 2010, SunCal secured a written agreement between the Lehman/SunCal bankruptcy trustee and a remediation firm on a $3.7 million plan to demolish numerous wooden outbuildings throughout the former base; all of these wooden structures have since been removed. The former Club Knoll officers club was spared so that it may be restored in the future. In January 2011, the presiding federal judge in Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy approved the release of $1.7 million to complete the major demolition work at Oak Knoll. This meant that demolition of the major concrete and steel buildings would move forward; the warehouse and the bachelor enlisted quarters have since been removed. The 11-story hospital building, the largest structure on the site, was taken down in the spring of 2011. All structures to be demolished were first cleared of lead and asbestos. SunCal itself is not in bankruptcy and continues to do business. SunCal still plans to redevelop the property into a master-planned community, but with a new financial partner. However, this is dependent on the outcome of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy which continues to make its way through court. In November 2008, 14 SunCal projects filed for bankruptcy protection in the wake of the Lehman Brothers collapse; these were all properties where Lehman was involved.[7] The entity that owns Oak Knoll, SunCal Oak Knoll LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2009.[8] The case is in United States bankruptcy court for the Central District in Santa Ana, CA, case 8:08-bk-17588.[9]

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1987 July birth records
I was stationed there fresh out of MS school.It was my first duty station. I was assigned to the Officers Club where I spent my first Christmas stripping and re surfacing the ball room floor. I worked at both the O club and the EM club as a bartender at 18. The place had such charm and history. A few years ago I played golf up the street and stopped to peer through the fence and almost cried when I saw the condition of this building. See I met this girl at her sisters prom and asked her out. She has been my wife now for 45 years.Please if anyone has pictures of the club before it got destroyed by the locals please Id love to have them as I'm putting together a life story book for my grandkids. [email protected]
Fond memories of Oaknoll, I was a patient there for 6 months. rought F^&%$#%$ neighborhood, almost got robbed coupla times waiting on a bus. Wednesday nites 2 or 3 vans would take us across bay to "aposotleship by the sea" mariners union hall. 100-200 people easily. Got my 2nd or 3rd ever sponsor.
Can anyone tell me if trichloroethylene was used as an anesthetic in 1970 at Oak Knoll?
I have the May 11, 1962 "Oak Leaf" publication. Found an article about my father, Captain R.C. Doolittle.
Anyone on here recall a plastic surgeon at the hospital from the late 70's, early 80's name Dr. Cave?
Stationed NRMC-O 1974-1977. Neuropsychiatry Tech (5-South) also NPTS. Designated 12th Naval District Drug Exemption Officer 1976-77. Fond memories of many outstanding fellow professionals.
I was stationed there from fall of 1979 through 1980, before going to Guam, I was trying to remember the top officers name and rank .. seems to me he was kind redheaded or strawberry blonde but I could be wrong...anyone else there during that time it would be cool to hear from you 😊
Born there, May 8th 1954.
I was born here on 02/10/1952. I also had surgery here to remove my tonsils in 1956.
Does anyone remember a scuba diving course thru the navy using the pool at Oak Knoll Hospital around 1972?
I’ve started a claim with the VA and need to show that I had a surgical procedure at Oak Knoll in 1970. Any idea where medical records would have ended up after the closing?