Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden
Edgar A. Mathew, Architect, 1900
— Louis Hobart, Architect, 1911 —
designated in 1986
During the 1923 Berkeley Fire this house, and the home and reception hall next door, built by University regent and benefactress Phoebe Hearst, were saved by UC students who beat out the flying sparks with wet sacks.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1986.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Scenic 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. Observatory Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Hale Merriman Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Annie's Oak" (approx. ¼ mile away); Allenoke Manor (approx. ¼ mile away); Cloyne Court Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); The 1923 Berkeley Fire (approx. ¼ mile away); Hillside Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 17 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.