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

Allenoke Manor

Coxhead and Coxhead, Architects

 

— 1903 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
1. Allenoke Manor Marker
Inscription.  
City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1986
Allenoke is the only large estate remaining near the northern edge of the University of California campus. It was designed by Ernest Coxhead for Allen Freeman, President of the Bank of Oakland. Coxhead, a major figure in the development of Bay Area architecture, produced a residence that was immediately recognized and widely publicized for its pioneering design. The large clinker brick house features five massive gambrel dormers and surrounded by formal gardens enclosed by clinker brick walls.

In 1938 the property passed to the ownership of Robert Sibley, Executive Manager of the California Alumni Association and one of the founders of the East Bay Regional Park system. Sibley and his wife Carol made their home a meeting place for “town and gown” for many years.
 
Erected 1998 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 52.6′ N, 122° 
Allenoke Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
2. Allenoke Manor Marker
15.51′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Le Roy Avenue south of Le Conte Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1777 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Annie's Oak" (a few steps from this marker); Cloyne Court Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Hale Merriman Residence (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (about 700 feet away); Jensen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Observatory Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Hillside School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Allenoke Manor image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2012
3. Allenoke Manor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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