Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden
Edgar A. Mathew, Architect, 1900
—Louis Hobart, Architect, 1911 —
designated in 1986
During the 1923 Berkeley Fire this house, and the home and reception hall next door, built by University regent and benefactress Phoebe Hearst, were saved by UC students who beat out the flying sparks with wet sacks.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 52.522′ N, 122° 15.738′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Scenic Avenue north of Hearst Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker "Annie's Oak" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allenoke Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1923 Berkeley Fire (approx. ¼ mile away); Hillside Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (approx. 0.3 miles away); Don Pedro Fages Expedition (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jensen House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
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