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

Panoramic Hill

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

 

— A National Historic District —

 
Panoramic Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
1. Panoramic Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Berkeley History
The Panoramic Hill Historic District typifies Berkeley’s early hillside neighborhoods. Steep and narrow Panoramic Way, carved out in 1888, opened the hill to residential development. University professors and early Sierra Club members were among the first residents. They engaged such influential architects as Ernest Coxhead, Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Walter Steilberg, and William Wurster, whose work collectively span several eras of Bay Region style architecture. Flanked by Strawberry Creek an Derby Creek canyons, the hill is one of the most extensive surviving Arts and Crafts neighborhoods in Berkeley.

Pedestrian byways, from formal Orchard Lane with its 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase to rustic footpaths like Mosswood Lane, tread between houses and roadway. Although part of Strawberry Creek was culverted in 1923, bucolic wooded canyons and panoramic views remain.
 
Erected 2007 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location.
Panoramic Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
2. Panoramic Hill Marker
The marker is on the left side of the staircase.
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37° 52.146′ N, 122° 14.951′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Panoramic Way. This marker is located on Orchard Lane, which begins between 1 and 5-11 Panoramic Way. The marker is found on the landing a short way up Orchard Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Panoramic Way, 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. Orchard Lane (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech (approx. ¼ mile away); Berkeley Piano Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Clark Kerr Campus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ernest V. Cowell Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gilman Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 0.4 miles away); American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
The Landing on Orchard Lane image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
3. The Landing on Orchard Lane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022