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

Heywood Building

City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1993

 
 
Heywood Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
1. Heywood Building Marker
Inscription.
James W. Plachek, Architect
1917
Jim Novesel: The Bay Architects
1994
This small commercial building was built for William Heywood, son of Berkeley pioneer Zimri Brewer Heywood. The upstairs was used as the architectural offices of James W. Plachek, designer of many buildings in downtown Berkeley, including the Berkeley Public Library. The elaborate glazed terra-cotta facade with double rope molding and Gothic was tracery was produced by Gladding, McBean & Co., of Lincoln, California, whose terra-cotta also decorated Oakland’s Paramount Theater and other spectacular Beaux Arts and Art Deco buildings. Glazed terra-cotta on commercial buildings was considered fire resistant and conveyed as sense of elegance and high style. The building’s ground floor was renovated and partially restored in 1994.
 
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.298′ N, 122° 16.111′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Shattuck Avenue south of University Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2014 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Heywood Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 28, 2012
2. Heywood Building Marker
distance of this marker. S.H. Kress Co. Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Roos Bros. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Shattuck Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Kittredge Shattuck Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of David Park’s Studio (about 300 feet away); Golden Sheaf Bakery Annex (about 300 feet away); Studio Building 1905-06 (about 300 feet away); Chamber of Commerce/Wells Fargo Bank (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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