This building is a seven story Beaux Arts store and office building of steel frame reinforced concrete construction, with a first floor base, a transitional second story, and a five story shaft with articulated end bays. The lower part is clad in rusticated mottled beige terra cotta; the shaft is clad with variegated dark orange brown combed pressed brick. Ornamentation is Romanesque and early Renaissance. The shaft has tall slightly recessed arched bays of paired windows, with straight-headed end bays. The semicircular bay arches enclose paired semicircular arched windows on the top floor, below a narrow corbeled galvanized iron cornice.
The storefront at 386 Fourteenth Street has a deep blue glazed tile base and wood paneled inset art glass show windows. Most of the ground floor is intact; some windows have been replaced. Plans indicate that the structure was designed to hold five additional stories.
On June 6, 1995 the building was designated Oakland Landmark #121.