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

Site of Thousand Oaks School

(Demolished in 1998)

 

— William C. Hays, Architect, 1919; Stone and de Sanno, Architects, 1928 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
1. Site of Thousand Oaks School Marker
[Photo:] Thousand Oaks School in 1933.
Inscription.  
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1993

The residential subdivision of Thousand Oaks was incorporated into Berkeley in 1920. On this site, one year earlier, a new school building overlooking Blackberry Creek was built to replace wooden bungalows which had served as an elementary school. This school, designed by William C. Hays, Professor of Architecture at the University of California, had a third floor added in 1928. It was modified again in 1935 for earthquake safety. Designed in a style in keeping with neighborhood houses, the building (above, in 1933) was a traditional early 20th-century school. It had operable multipaned windows, wide hallways, hardwood floors, a kindergarten room with a fireplace, and an impressive wood-paneled auditorium which served as a community meeting hall. The building was demolished in 1998 and replaced by a new Thousands Oaks School designed by Muller & Caulfield, Architects.
 
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location.
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
2. Site of Thousand Oaks School Marker
The marker is on the wall to the right of the doors.
37° 53.55′ N, 122° 16.826′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Colusa Avenue south of Tacoma Avenue, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located on the grounds of the new Thousand Oaks School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 840 Colusa Avenue, Berkeley CA 94707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thousand Oaks Neighborhood and Urns (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mortar Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Hinkel Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Northbrae Public Improvements (approx. half a mile away); Site of Charles MacGregor's Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Branch Berkeley Public Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Veterans' Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1933
3. Photo Displayed on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 16, 2020