Swastika House / by Justin Merriman

Thelma Smith sits in her home on Andover Terrace in Oakland on Tuesday afternoon, October 26, 2010. The home bears a swastika in the concrete above the entrance. Built in 1912, long before Hitlers rise, the swastika is a Hindu symbol of the sun and is also a symbol of good luck. The builder of the home in 1912 named the home "Swastika" and is photographed at far right of the historic photograph.