Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Howard Automobile Company
Frederick Reimers, Architect, 1930, Hayashida Architects, 2006
— Renovations for the Buddhist Churches of America, Jodo Shinshu Center —
designated in 1983
Architect Frederick Reimers designed many Period Revival houses, as well as schools and other commercial buildings in the Moderne style. Five unequal show-window bays are framed by fluted pilasters of reinforced concrete rising to scrolled, fountain-like capitals. Metal grills, scroll, and doors in Art Deco-relief patterns further embellish the building.
Erected 2007 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1983.
Location. 37° 52.003′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tupper & Reed Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morse Block (about 700 feet away); Berkeley Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis-Byrne Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berkeley City Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barker Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCreary-Greer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Keith (1836-1911) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Also see . . .
1. Charles S. Howard - Buick Salesman of the Century - Pre War Buick. (Submitted on April 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Howard Automobile Co. Showroom - Berkeley Landmarks. A delightful example of the Art Deco style, the unique structure was built for Charles Howard, owner of the famous racehorse Seabiscuit, whose name graces Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book and the movie based on the book. (Submitted on April 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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