Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Everett and Marie Glass House
William Wilson Wurster, Architect
— 1938, 1941 —
designated in 1995
Everett and Marie Glass both taught a UC Berkeley. Everett Glass was an actor and professor of Dramatic Arts who appeared in more than 40 Hollywood movies, including science fiction thrillers and westerns. Marie Glass, a graduate of Wellesley College, was an associate supervisor of physical education for women and a member of the National Tennis Committee. They built their home in a north Berkeley enclave of academic families and kindred souls, recommissioning Wurster to design an addition and a small artist’s studio as their family and interests grew. Shared pathways among the adjacent properties give the hillside the sense of a country village.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1995.
Location. 37° 53.412′ N, 122° 15.444′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Twain Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Twain Avenue, Berkeley CA 94708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ina Donna Coolbrith, 1841-1928 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden (approx. half a mile away); Rose Walk (approx. half a mile away); La Loma Steps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Annie and Bernard Maybeck House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple of Wings (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Also see . . . Calisphere - William Wilson Wurster, Architecture; Environmental Design: Berkeley. After apprenticeship in San Francisco and New York and a year abroad, Bill Wurster returned to the Bay region, where within five years he established a national reputation for the simple, direct design, fitting the local environment, (Submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 27 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.