Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Berkeley Landmark
— designated in 1995 —
James W. Plachek, Architect, 1930
John Reid, Jr., Architect, 1935
ELS/Elbasani & Logan Architects, 1998
As electric streetcar transportation improved and expanded in the early 20th-century, this section of Berkeley became a desirable residential area. In 1905 a wood frame school with four classrooms was moved to this site to meet the needs of a growing population. A larger brick-faced building was constructed in 1922 and enlarged in 1930. In the mid-1930s it was altered for earthquake safety. The Depression-era, Moderne-style school has spacious classrooms, fireplaces in the kindergarten and library, and a grand auditorium. After Longfellow became a middle school, the building was once again remodeled and a new building along California Street was added in 1999. The school was named for American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 51.526′ N, 122° 16.737′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1554 Derby Street, 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. Historic McGee-Spaulding District (approx. ¼ mile away); Frances Albrier (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Shuman Block (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Presentation High School and Convent (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barker Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove (approx. ¾ mile away); City Hall Annex (approx. ¾ mile away); Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings) (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on March 25, 2012. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.