Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Carl Fox, Designer
— 1927-30 —
designated in 1977
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places This small-scaled complex of one-and two-story buildings is a surprise on a busy street. Arranged along a brick walkway through a garden court, the buildings feature steep gable roofs, irregular cylindrical chimneys, curved exterior staircases, and small paned windows.
Carl Fox, a 1911 graduate in mining engineering form the University of California, and his brothers George and Herman, established Fox Bros. Construction Co. and maintained their offices here until 1953. At a time when University Avenue was primarily a residential street, Fox envisioned it as a thoroughfare with well- designed buildings for both businesses and homes.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 37° 52.21′ N, 122° 16.961′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1472 University Avenue, Berkeley CA 94702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Railway Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Presentation High School and Convent (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Photoplayer Co. (approx. ¼ mile away); Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove (approx. half a mile away); Ohlone Dog Park (approx. half a mile away); City Hall Annex (approx. half a mile away); Berkeley City Hall (approx. half a mile away); Framåt Lodge #405 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
More about this marker. Fox Court is a private residential area.
Also see . . .
1. BAHA Berkeley Landmarks: Fox Court & Fox Commons. Fox Court and Fox Common are Romantic Tudor Revival in style. The style is referred to by many names: Mother Goose, Hansel and Gretel, Fairy Tale, Doll House or Storybook. (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Storybooker. This page is devoted to the appreciation of what has come to be called storybook style architecture: those charming, whimsical, often one-of-a-kind structures which defy and transcend standard architectural conventions to achieve something entirely new: a unique blend of art and architecture, whimsy and practicality, fantasy and reality. (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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