A Look Back at Our Historic Beginnings

Funeral Home Oakland Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland was established as a columbarium and crematory in 1909, and it’s one of the most beautiful historic buildings in California. We offer many end-of-life services, but we are a highly-desired cremation venue in the Bay Area, as well as one of the top cremation service providers in Northern California.

A columbarium is a building designed for storing and honoring cremated remains, and they typically consist of indoor, above-ground cremation niches. At Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, our historic columbarium contains niches that offer space for the cremated remains of individuals, couples, or families. Architect Aaron Green was hired to create 6 additions to the columbarium in 1959, making us one of the comprehensive venues for cremation and end-of-life services in the region.

If you’d like to discover more about our funeral home and memorial park in Oakland, then please call Chapel of the Chimes Oakland at (510) 654-0123.