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

Tupper & Reed Building

William Raymond Yelland, Architect; 1925

 

—Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —

 
Tupper & Reed Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
1. Tupper & Reed Building Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1984
John Tupper and Lawrence Reed constructed this building for their music store, which they had established in Berkeley in 1906. University of California art professor Eugen Neuhaus complimented them as businessmen whose commissioned design rose above “the dreadful boredom of the commonplace that so often makes of architecture a stupid business and not a stimulating art!”

Architect W.R. Yelland (1891-1966), a UC graduate, designed many “storybook” structures. This building features clinker bricks, wood beam ceilings, slate roofs, balconies, fanciful decorations, and a monumental fireplace. The iron cutout of the chimney top announced the Sign of the Piper Restaurant, once located upstairs. Following a 1956 fire Tupper and Read moved next door.
 
Erected 2003 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.087′ N, 122° 16.057′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Shattuck Avenue north of Bancroft Way, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2271 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
2. Tupper & Reed Building Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morse Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of John Hinkel Livery Stable, 1900 (about 500 feet away); Armstrong College Building (about 600 feet away); Elks Club Building (about 700 feet away); Howard Automobile Company (about 700 feet away); United States Post Office (about 800 feet away); Ennor’s Restaurant Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  File:Tupper & Reed Building (Berkeley, CA).JPG. Distant view of the Tupper & Reed Building (Submitted on April 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
The Tupper & Reed Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
3. The Tupper & Reed Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on . 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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