“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

La Loma Steps

Circa 1910-1916

La Loma Steps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
1. La Loma Steps Marker
City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1995
When the La Loma Park subdivision was created in 1900, the streets were laid out in harmony with the natural contours of the land as advocated by Berkeley’s Hillside Club. The rustic quality of the stone walls, brick paving pergola, and benches along the steps reflects the Club’s philosophy of building with nature. Adjacent property owners donated land to create this public pathway, one of many in the Berkeley hills. These new steps allowed easy access to the streetcar line which had opened on Euclid Avenue in 1903.

After the 1923 Berkeley Fire swept through this neighborhood, the steps remained exposed on a hillside of ruins and ashes. Features of the steps were rehabilitated after the Fire and again in 1992.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 52.912′ N, 122° 15.623′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Le Roy Avenue and Hawthorne Terrace on Le Roy Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1497 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley CA 94708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hillside School (about 400 feet away,
La Loma Steps and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
2. La Loma Steps and Marker
measured in a direct line); Rose Walk (about 600 feet away); Annie and Bernard Maybeck House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple of Wings (approx. ¼ mile away); Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Jensen House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillside Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
Also see . . .  The Hillside Club - history. The club's stated mission was "to protect the hills of Berkeley from unsightly grading and the building of unsuitable and disfiguring houses; to do all in our power to beautify these hills and above all to create and encourage a decided public opinion on these subjects." (Submitted on March 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. Environment
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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