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

Panoramic Hill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 

—A National Historic District —

 
Panoramic Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
1. Panoramic Hill Marker
Inscription.
Berkeley History
The Panoramic Hill Historic District typifies Berkeley’s early hillside neighborhoods. Steep and narrow Panoramic Way, carved out in 1888, opened the hill to residential development. University professors and early Sierra Club members were among the first residents. They engaged such influential architects as Ernest Coxhead, Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Walter Steilberg, and William Wurster, whose work collectively span several eras of Bay Region style architecture. Flanked by Strawberry Creek an Derby Creek canyons, the hill is one of the most extensive surviving Arts and Crafts neighborhoods in Berkeley.

Pedestrian byways, from formal Orchard Lane with its 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase to rustic footpaths like Mosswood Lane, tread between houses and roadway. Although part of Strawberry Creek was culverted in 1923, bucolic wooded canyons and panoramic views remain.
 
Erected 2007 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.146′ N, 122° 14.951′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Panoramic Way. Click for map. This maker is located on Orchard Lane, which begins between 1 and 5-11
Panoramic Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
2. Panoramic Hill Marker
The marker is on the left side of the staircase.
Panoramic Way. The marker is found on the landing a short way up Orchard Lane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Panoramic Way, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orchard Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Piano Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gilman Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall (approx. half a mile away); “A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue” (approx. half a mile away); Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soda Works Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Places
 
The Landing on Orchard Lane image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
3. The Landing on Orchard Lane
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 6 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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