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

McCreary-Greer House

1901

 

— City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1986 —

 
McCreary-Greer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
1. McCreary-Greer House Marker
Inscription.  The McCreary-Greer House and neighboring turn-of-the-century houses on this block are survivors of one of the first residential districts developed around the University campus. This house, with its original garden area and carriage house, represents a highly decorative version of Colonial Revival architecture.

Ruth Alice Greer, who was long associated with the University of California Education Department, grew up in the neighborhood and purchased this property in 1961. In 1986 she donated it to the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association to maintain and preserve it for future generations.
 
Erected 1998 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.027′ N, 122° 15.748′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Durant Avenue east of Ellsworth Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2318 Durant Avenue, 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. Berkeley City Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard Automobile Company
McCreary-Greer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
2. McCreary-Greer House Marker
The marker is on the left side of the porch.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Moe's Books (approx. ¼ mile away); “A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue” (approx. ¼ mile away); Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building (approx. ¼ mile away); "In Tribute to Chiura Obata" (approx. ¼ mile away); Soda Works Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Don Pedro Fages Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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