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

Hillside Club

John White, Architect, 1924

— Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —

 
 
Hillside Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
1. Hillside Club Marker
Inscription.  
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 2004
The Hillside Club was founded in 1898 by Berkeley women intent on preserving the natural beauty of the hills. It soon became an influential cultural force. North Berkeley’s curved streets with old trees, exposed rocks, numerous parks, and walking paths are among the legacies of the Club’s work.

This building replace the original Bernard Maybeck clubhouse that was destroyed by the 1923 North Berkeley Fire. Maybeck’s brother-in-law, John White, designed this shingle-style building to reflect the architectural intent of the original. The asymmetric two-story building, with its monumental fireplace, is built of materials indigenous to the area.
 
Erected 2008 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEnvironmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 2004.
 
Location. 37° 52.736′ N, 122° 15.892′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. It is in North Berkeley. Marker
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can be reached from Cedar Street east of Spruce Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2286 Cedar Street, 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. North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peet’s Coffee & Tea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juice Bar Collective (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Hunrick Grocery Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Hale Merriman Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Loma Steps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  The Hillside Club - History. The Hillside Club was founded by a group of Berkeley women who wished to protect the Berkeley hillsides by promoting the development of the community in environmentally sensitive ways. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Hillside Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
2. Hillside Club Marker
The marker is in the hedge below the Hillside Club sign.
The Hillside Club image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
3. The Hillside Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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