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Edward A. Brakenridge House

Ira A. Boynton Designer & Builder (attributed), 1892

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
1. Edward A. Brakenridge House Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1992
Arriving in Berkeley from Massachusetts, Edward Brakenridge bought property that extended to Rose Street for this large Queen Anne-style residence, a stable, and a carriage house. Ira Boynton, like many late nineteenth-century East Bay builders who lacked formal architectural training, created vigorous, sturdy structures without refined ornamentation that followed a “carpenters esthetic.” Parts of the estate were subsequently sold, but Brakenridge family members resided in the house until 1924.

In 1936, the residence was converted and used as a health-related institution for elderly individuals. In 1971, Bonita House purchased the property and established the first rehabilitation facility of its kind in Alameda County for mental health care services.
 
Erected 2008 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.865′ N, 122° 16.39′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Bonita Avenue south of Rose Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1410 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
2. Edward A. Brakenridge House Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Peet’s Coffee & Tea (approx. ¼ mile away); Live Oak Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Poetry Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Branch Berkeley Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whittier School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Hunrick Grocery Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
3. The Edward A. Brakenridge House
 
 
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