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Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building

Albert Dodge Coplin, Architect

 

—1901 —

 
Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
1. Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 2005
This corner store was built for Stella King’s dry goods business and upstairs residence. Until the shop closed in 1923, it was a gathering place where neighbors could find everything from sewing supplies to baled hay.

Self-taught designer A.D. Coplin used narrow shiplap siding and scroll-sawn eave details, adapting Colonial Revival and Craftsman styles into his eclectic design. Although modified for different uses over the years, the E.P. King building retains its original appearance and corner-store character. This wood frame building and the adjacent Soda Works building are survivors of the early commercial district along this section of Telegraph Avenue.
 
Erected 2005 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 51.904′ N, 122° 15.495′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Dwight Way and Telegraph Avenue on Dwight Way. Click for map. The building is situated on the southeast corner. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2501 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soda Works Building (a few steps from this marker);
Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
2. Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building Marker
“A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Gorman & Son Building (about 600 feet away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (about 700 feet away); American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall (about 700 feet away); McCreary-Greer House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley City Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Berkeley Piano Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
3. The Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 411 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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