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

Orchard Lane

Henry Atkins, Designer

 

—1909 —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
1. Orchard Lane Marker
Inscription.
City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1991
One of Berkeley’s romantic treasures, Orchard Lane is the formal pedestrian entrance to the Panoramic Hill residential neighborhood.

The walk and grand Classical staircase, complete with pillars, balustrades, concrete benches, and an overhanging bower of trees, was built by Warren Cheney, who developed Panoramic Hill. In 1904 Cheney, the former editor of the literary magazine The Californian, purchased the land. In 1909 he commissioned Henry Atkins to design the staircase that still links residences with the University and town and other walkways that climb the hill
 
Erected 1998 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
 
Location. 37° 52.137′ N, 122° 14.967′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Panoramic Way. Touch for map. Orchard Lane is a stairway/walking path that begins between 1 and 5-11 Panoramic Way. This marker is found on the right side while ascending the stairway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Panoramic Way, Berkeley CA 94704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panoramic Hill ( within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Piano Club
Orchard Lane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 19, 2012
2. Orchard Lane Marker
The marker is to the right of the pathway.
( approx. ¼ mile away); First Church of Christ, Scientist ( approx. 0.4 miles away); American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Gilman Hall ( approx. 0.4 miles away); “A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue” ( approx. half a mile away); Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King Building ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Soda Works Building ( approx. 0.6 miles 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 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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