Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
City of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1990
— Benjamin G. McDougall, Architect - 1910 —
Business and service organizations raised the substantial sum of $118,003 to construct this Georgian Revival style building, designed by the architect of the nearby Shattuck Hotel, on land donated by Rosa M. Shattuck and her estate. The original exterior remains largely intact.
An adjacent 1945 building for post-war USO servicemen's activities was demolished for construction of new residential and gymnasium spaces in 1960, and expanded further in 1994.
Erected 2011 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 52.149′ N, 122° 16.213′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Allston Way and Milvia Street, on the right when traveling west on Allston Way. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Land Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Elks Club Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Armstrong College Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jos. H. McCourt / Bruno L. Putzker (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial Building (about 500 feet away); Berkeley Public Library (about 600 feet away); Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings) (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on the front of the building, to the immediate right of the Allston Way entrance.
Also see . . . McDougall Bros. Benjamin G. McDougall (1865-1937) practiced architecture independently, and also with his brothers Charles and George, as part of the family firm of McDougall Brothers. A Guide to Historic Architecture in Fresno provides the story of the McDougall Brothers: "...after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, McDougall Bros. closed its Fresno office. Benjamin immediately struck out on his own and built an influential private practice in San Francisco and the East Bay. His most significant Bay Area building was the Oakland Federal Building (1913). George and Charles continued as McDougall (Submitted on December 9, 2011.)
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