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Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Veterans Memorial Building

Henry H. Meyers, Architect, 1928

 

—City of Berkeley Landmark,designated in 1985 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
1. Veterans Memorial Building Marker
Inscription. In the early 1920s Alameda County voters approved a special tax to construct buildings that would honor war veterans and provide a meeting place for their organizations. The City of Berkeley contributed the land for this building. Designed in the Classic Moderne style by county architect Henry Meyers, it is an important part of the large and harmonious array of civic facilities around the park in Berkeley’s Civic Center. Display cases in the lobby contain mementos of veterans’ organizations. The building has been the site of many historic events, including one of the first indoor Grateful Dead concerts in 1966.
 
Erected 1998 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.203′ N, 122° 16.304′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Center Street east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1931 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jos. H. McCourt / Bruno L. Putzker (within shouting distance of this marker); Framåt Lodge #405 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Land Bank
Veterans Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
2. Veterans Memorial Building Marker
The marker is to the left of the stairs.
(about 400 feet away); Berkeley City Hall (about 500 feet away); Berkeley Y.M.C.A. (about 500 feet away); Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings) (about 600 feet away); United States Post Office (about 600 feet away); City Hall Annex (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Categories. Military
 
Veterans Memorial Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
3. Veterans Memorial Building
Veterans Memorial Building Marker image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2012
4. Veterans Memorial Building Marker
The building also houses Berkeley History Society. The exhibits, archive, and library are open to the public from 1pm to 4 pm on most Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
 
 
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