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

Armstrong College Building

Walter H. Ratcliff, Architect

 

—1923 —

 
Armstrong College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
1. Armstrong College Building Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1994
“To Inculcate the Highest Standards and Ideals in Business.”
That lofty aim, incised high on the façade of this graceful Spanish Colonial building, guided Armstrong College for more than 70 years. Known in its early days as the California School for Private Secretaries, the private school met with limited success until classes in penmanship and shorthand gave way to a more academic curriculum. Renamed Armstrong University, its reputation grew, drawing students from around the world. After a decade of use as a training facility for the University of California, the building was acquired by the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center in 2009 and renamed Dharma College.
 
Erected 2011 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.114′ N, 122° 16.169′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Harold Way south of Allston Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2220 Harold Way, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elks Club Building ( within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office
Armstrong College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 5, 2012
2. Armstrong College Building Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance.
( within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Public Library ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berkeley Y.M.C.A. ( about 300 feet away); Morse Block ( about 500 feet away); Federal Land Bank ( about 500 feet away); Tupper & Reed Building ( about 600 feet away); Site of John Hinkel Livery Stable, 1900 ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
 
Categories. Education
 
Armstrong College Building - detail, south side image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2012
3. Armstrong College Building - detail, south side
Armstrong College Building - wide view image. Click for full size.
April 1, 2012
4. Armstrong College Building - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on April 15, 2012. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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