Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Everett and Marie Glass House
William Wilson Wurster, Architect
—1938, 1941 —
designated in 1995
Everett and Marie Glass both taught a UC Berkeley. Everett Glass was an actor and professor of Dramatic Arts who appeared in more than 40 Hollywood movies, including science fiction thrillers and westerns. Marie Glass, a graduate of Wellesley College, was an associate supervisor of physical education for women and a member of the National Tennis Committee. They built their home in a north Berkeley enclave of academic families and kindred souls, recommissioning Wurster to design an addition and a small artist’s studio as their family and interests grew. Shared pathways among the adjacent properties give the hillside the sense of a country village.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 53.412′ N, 122° 15.444′ W. Marker is in Berkeley Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Twain Avenue, Berkeley CA 94708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden (approx. half a mile away); Rose Walk (approx. half a mile away); La Loma Steps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Annie and Bernard Maybeck House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple of Wings (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Hunrick Grocery Store (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
Also see . . . Calisphere - William Wilson Wurster, Architecture; Environmental Design: Berkeley. After apprenticeship in San Francisco and New York and a year abroad, Bill Wurster returned to the Bay region, where within five years he established a national reputation for the simple, direct design, fitting the local environment, which would distinguished his work for the following forty-five years. (Submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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