Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden
Edgar A. Mathew, Architect, 1900
—Louis Hobart, Architect, 1911 —
designated in 1986
During the 1923 Berkeley Fire this house, and the home and reception hall next door, built by University regent and benefactress Phoebe Hearst, were saved by UC students who beat out the flying sparks with wet sacks.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Location. 37° 52.522′ N, 122° 15.738′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Scenic Avenue north of Hearst Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Observatory Hill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Annie's Oak" (approx. ¼ mile away); Allenoke Manor (approx. ¼ mile away); The 1923 Berkeley Fire (approx. ¼ mile away); Hillside Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daley’s Scenic Park Street Improvenents (approx. 0.3 miles away); Don Pedro Fages Expedition (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
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