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Anthony Boucher: Editor and Writer

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 3, 2019
1. Anthony Boucher: Editor and Writer Marker
Inscription.  From 1947 to 1968 this was the home of William Anthony Parker White (1911-1968), universally known by the pen name Anthony Boucher. This Oakland-born author with a master's degree from UC Berkeley was a pivotal figure in the establishment and popularization of the modern genres of Mystery and Fantasy/Science Fiction.

As founder/editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and as mystery book reviewer for The New York Times, Boucher helped increase public awareness of these literary forms and their authors. He also wrote novels and short stories, as well as scripts for the Sherlock Holmes radio show. Berkeley's Philip K. Dick and many others credited him with mentoring them early in their careers.

Boucher did his work in a large upper room of this 1941 split-level house. Some of his stories, including his first murder mystery novel The Seven of Calvary, are set in Berkeley.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
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2015

 
Erected 2015 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 3, 2019
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in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 37° 51.69′ N, 122° 15.594′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Dana Street and Derby Street, on the right when traveling north on Dana Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2643 Dana Street, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Gorman & Son Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles W. Woodworth House (approx. 0.2 miles away); "In Tribute to Chiura Obata" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soda Works Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Moe's Books (approx. 0.3 miles away); “A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue” (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  Anthony Boucher (Wikipedia). (Submitted on July 3, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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