The Howden Building is located at Webster and 17th St. The tiles above the entry hint at the tiled facade and a wide variety of tile within. It was built in 1925 by Robert Howden, who had a tile business in Oakland for 30 years. Originally from Scotland, Howland is also known for building a castle home in the Santa Cruz mountains. This building now houses many different retail and office spaces. Linked to Weekend Reflections.