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

Hillside Club

John White, Architect, 1924

 

—Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
1. Hillside Club Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 2004
The Hillside Club was founded in 1898 by Berkeley women intent on preserving the natural beauty of the hills. It soon became an influential cultural force. North Berkeley’s curved streets with old trees, exposed rocks, numerous parks, and walking paths are among the legacies of the Club’s work.

This building replace the original Bernard Maybeck clubhouse that was destroyed by the 1923 North Berkeley Fire. Maybeck’s brother-in-law, John White, designed this shingle-style building to reflect the architectural intent of the original. The asymmetric two-story building, with its monumental fireplace, is built of materials indigenous to the area.
 
Erected 2008 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.736′ N, 122° 15.892′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Cedar Street east of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley CA 94709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Hillside Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
2. Hillside Club Marker
The marker is in the hedge below the Hillside Club sign.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hunrick Grocery Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Loma Steps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rose Walk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Whittier School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  The Hillside Club - History. The Hillside Club was founded by a group of Berkeley women who wished to protect the Berkeley hillsides by promoting the development of the community in environmentally sensitive ways. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentNotable Buildings
 
The Hillside Club image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
3. The Hillside Club
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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