Many of the warehouse district buildings have recently been converted to office spaces and condos. The American Bag Company, built in 1917 and now providing office spaces, is listed on the the National Register of Historic Places. This building is only two blocks from the waterfront, Jack London Square, and lots of excellent restaurants. The conversion process started years ago when now Gov. Jerry Brown bought a loft in this neighborhood where he lived and ran his campaigns for the presidency. Later, when he was mayor of Oakland, he spearheaded the building of thousands of condo units in the downtown area. This initiative has gone a long ways to revitalize this part of Oakland. Linked to ABC Wednesday.