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

Charles W. Woodworth House

1905

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
1. Charles W. Woodworth House Marker
Inscription.  
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1993
Entomologist, naturalist, physicist, and inventor Charles W. Woodworth designed and built this all-redwood house in the Bay Region style. The three-level, seven-bedroom home has a brown shingle exterior, clinker brick fireplaces, and leaded glass windows. The entrance and main floor were designed for Mrs. Woodworth who used a wheelchair.

Woodworth, a professor of entomology, helped develop the University of California’s College of Agriculture and the City of Berkeley’s first public library. A world traveler, he spent three years in China organizing mosquito abatement efforts. He designed and was assembling a powerful telescope in his backyard when he died in 1940.
 
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 51.715′ N, 122° 15.787′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Carleton Street west of
Charles W. Woodworth House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
2. Charles W. Woodworth House Marker
The marker is near the bench.
Ellsworth Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2237 Carleton Street, 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. Anthony Boucher: Editor and Writer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis-Byrne Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Shuman Block (approx. ¼ mile away); J. Gorman & Son Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Barker Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); "In Tribute to Chiura Obata" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soda Works Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Also see . . .  Charles W. Woodworth - UC Mosquito Research Program. A native of Champaign, Ill., Woodworth received his bachelor's degree in 1885 and his master's degree in 1886 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His career includes studying at Harvard University under H. A. Hagen, then considered the leading entomologist in the United States. (Submitted on April 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Charles W. Woodworth House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
3. The Charles W. Woodworth House
The Charles W. Woodworth House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
4. The Charles W. Woodworth House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on April 26, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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