Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents
Bounded by Le Roy Avenue, La Loma Avenue, La Vereda Road and Hilgard Avenue
—The Hillside Club and Town Engineers; 1909 —
designated in 1983
One of the Hillside Club’s tenets was that streets in steep hillside locations should be “convenient and beautiful by winding at and easy grade like narrow country roads” that conform to the natural topography. The streets of Daley’s Scenic Park Tract had been planned in a conventional grid pattern in 1889. In 1903 the Club began a street improvement project for the Tract following its own principles. The Improvement Committee included architects Bernard Maybeck, and Almeric Coxhead, as well as Arthur Bolton, who was University Superintendent of Grounds and Buildings.
The project became a collaboration of property owners, the City and the Hillside Club, with Bolton funding the preliminary survey and design. Some property owners donated land to allow for breaking the planned grid pattern with winding streets and rounded corners. Completed in 1909, the street improvements include
Erected 1998 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 52.697′ N, 122° 15.424′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of La Loma Avenue and Virginia Street on La Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 La Loma Avenue, Berkeley CA 94708, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jensen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Allenoke Manor (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Annie's Oak" (about 800 feet away); Temple of Wings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Annie and Bernard Maybeck House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillside School (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Loma Steps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Also see . . . The Hillside Club - history. The Hillside Club was founded by a group of Berkeley women who wished to protect the Berkeley hillsides by promoting the development of the community in environmentally sensitive ways. (Submitted on March 25, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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