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Jensen House

George Jensen, Builder

 

— 1891 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
1. Jensen House Marker
Inscription.  
City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1996
This is one of the earliest houses built in the north Berkeley hills. George Jensen came from Denmark and was a contractor in Los Angeles before moving to Berkeley. Members of the Jensen family lived in the house for nearly a century. In 1912, following the influence of Berkeley’s Hillside Club and its advocacy that homes should blend with nature, the Victorian-style house was clad in wooden shingles.

The Jensen House is one of only 50 buildings in this neighborhood that survived the 1923 Berkeley Fire. When the City’s water mains ran dry, the Jensens and some of their neighbors used water from a well on the property to save their houses.
 
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.73′ N, 122° 15.424′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of La Loma Avenue and Hilgard Avenue on La Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1675 La Loma Avenue, Berkeley CA 94708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
2. Jensen House Marker
distance of this marker. Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple of Wings (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Annie and Bernard Maybeck House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allenoke Manor (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Annie's Oak" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cloyne Court Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Loma Steps (approx. ¼ 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 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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