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Ennorís Restaurant Building

James W. Plachek, Architect

 

óJohn P. Brennan, Builder; 1923 ó

 
Ennorís Restaurant Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
1. Ennorís Restaurant Building Marker
[Photo caption:]
Ennorís Restaurant Building soon after completion.
Courtesy Plachek Collection, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association.
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 2006
This reinforced concrete building with its articulated brick facade and simple classical detailing was built for Harvey and Marie Ennor at a time of energetic downtown development. They expanded a small sandwich shop into an elegant restaurant, banquet room, grocery and butcher shop, bakery, and confectionary. From 1933 onward, the building successively housed the True Blue Cafeteria, World War II government agencies, a furniture store, and the Act One & Two Cinema. Builder John Brennan later established his own popular West Berkeley restaurant, Brennanís. The sidewalk-level storefront was replaced and the building renovated in 2008, but the second-story front remains intact.
 
Erected 2009 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.213′ N, 122° 16.013′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Center Street east of Shattuck Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2130 Center Street, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Kellogg School (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of John Hinkel Livery Stable, 1900
Ennorís Restaurant Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
2. Ennorís Restaurant Building Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chamber of Commerce/Wells Fargo Bank (about 500 feet away); Studio Building 1905-06 (about 500 feet away); Francis Kittredge Shattuck Building (about 500 feet away); Don Pedro Fages Expedition (about 500 feet away); S.H. Kress Co. Store (about 600 feet away); Roos Bros. Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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