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Rose Walk

Bernard Maybeck, Designer and Architect; 1913

 

—Henry Higby Gutterson, Architect, 1924-36 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
1. Rose Walk Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1991
Rose Walk was designed by Bernard Maybeck and completed in 1913 with donations from the neighbors. The walkway linked the Euclid Avenue streetcar line with residences higher on the hill.

After the 1923 Berkeley Fire swept through the neighborhood, the property bordering the walk was developed by Dr. Frank Gray and his wife, Florence Dickens Gray. The complex of houses, duplexes and cottages, built between 1924 and 1936, was designed by Henry Higby Gutterson.

Dr. Gray died not long after the housing was completed. Mrs. Gray, who often rented to University faculty, provided careful stewardship of the property for many years. She later sold it to Professor Dale Tillery of the School of Education. In 1900 he gave the rental units on Rose Walk to the University of California to provide housing for the faculty. Rose Walk is Berkeley’s only pedestrian pathway where the buildings were designed to create an ensemble integrating the walk with a planned development. In 1959 Rose Walk was declared a “Work of Civic Art” by the City of Berkeley.
 
Erected 1998 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.991′ N, 122° 15.69′ 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
2. Rose Walk Marker
W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Euclind Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1407 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley CA 94708, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Loma Steps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hunrick Grocery Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Annie and Bernard Maybeck House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Temple of Wings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillside Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .
1. The 1923 Berkeley Fire. The 1923 Berkeley Fire was a conflagration which consumed some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely-built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California on September 17, 1923. (Submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Berkeley Fire of 1923 - YouTube. (Submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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The Rose Walk image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
3. The Rose Walk
The Rose Walk image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
4. The Rose Walk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 422 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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