Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Claremont Court Gate and Street Markers
Claremont Boulevard and Russell Street
— John Galen Howard, Architect; 1906 —
designated in 2005
The elegant red brick pillars heighten the formal ambiance of the area. Their moldings of ivory-colored terra-cotta, Ionic capitals, and clusters of acanthus leaves follow the Beaux-Arts aesthetic. The central pillar dividing the street was later removed to ease traffic as cars became popular. Additional entry gates stand on Avalon Avenue, Forest Avenue, and Russell Street.
Erected 2009 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 51.548′ N, 122° 14.714′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Claremont Boulevard and Russell Street, on the left when traveling south on Claremont Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2837 Claremont Boulevard, Berkeley CA 94705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Muir School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kelsey Ranch (approx. 0.3 miles away); Claremont Public Improvements (approx. 0.4 miles away); Strand (Elmwood) Theater (approx. half a mile away); Berkeley Piano Club (approx. 0.7 miles away); Orchard Lane (approx. 0.7 miles away); Panoramic Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Also see . . . John Galen Howard - WebCite. In 1898, Howard & Cauldwell entered the Phoebe Hearst International Competition for the plan for the University of California in Berkeley. Emile Bénard won the competition, however, he did not wish to leave Paris for Berkeley. Howard, whose entry with Cauldwell placed fourth in the competition, was appointed to the Advisory Board of Architects for the Perpetuation of the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Plan for the University of California. (Submitted on April 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2012. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.