Some years back Oakland renovated and preserved a four block area of downtown off Broadway, now called Old Oakland. These buildings predate the 1906 earthquake and represent the intricate architecture of the late Victorian era. A number of popular restaurants are here but many retail spaces remain empty. There's also a Farmer's Market here once a week. Three blocks north is Preservation Park, where many Victorian homes were restored and are now used for weddings, meeting spaces, and offices for local nonprofits.