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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Alameda County, California

 
Clickable Map of Alameda County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Alameda County, CA (674) Contra Costa County, CA (482) San Francisco County, CA (722) San Joaquin County, CA (146) San Mateo County, CA (192) Santa Clara County, CA (619) Stanislaus County, CA (120)  AlamedaCounty(674) Alameda County (674)  ContraCostaCounty(482) Contra Costa County (482)  (722) San Francisco City and County (722)  SanJoaquinCounty(146) San Joaquin County (146)  SanMateoCounty(192) San Mateo County (192)  SantaClaraCounty(619) Santa Clara County (619)  StanislausCounty(120) Stanislaus County (120)
Oakland is the county seat for Alameda County
Adjacent to Alameda County, California
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      San Mateo County (192)  
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1 California, Alameda County, Alameda — A Working Waterfront
At the heart of the San Francisco waterfront are the maritime workers - the ferryboat deckhands, longshore workers, deep-sea sailors, cooks, cleaners, and engineers who move goods and people across the bay and around the world. Deckhands, . . . Map (db m157581) HM
2 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 4 — Aircraft Carriers and Seaplane TendersAt NAS Alameda
Five Decades of Operation From the Second World War through the Korean and Vietnam wars, Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda supported the Department of the Navy's defense mission, until operational closure in 1997. During this period numerous . . . Map (db m232568) HM
3 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda City Hall
This city hall is one of oldest operating city hall buildings in the State of California. It was constructed in 1895 in the Romanesque style and has been in continual use as a city hall since its completion. Original construction: Building . . . Map (db m62216) HM
4 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1 — Alameda City Hall, 1895-96
Original tower removed in phases after the 1906 earthquake. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Architect: Percy & Hamilton.Map (db m79876) HM
5 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda Lodge No. 1015
Alameda Lodge No. 1015 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was formed by 25 Alameda residents who were members of Oakland Lodge No. 171. The Lodge was instituted on March 17, 1906 and it received its charter from the Grand Lodge on July . . . Map (db m79864) HM
6 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 440 — Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad
[Center and Main Marker:] This plaque marks the terminus of the First Transcontinental Passenger train that started in New York City and terminated at Alameda Point Pier on September 6, 1869. Erected by the U.S. Naval Air . . . Map (db m150959) HM
7 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1 — Alameda: Bay Area Aviation Center
Early Bay Area Aviation During the early 20th century, early Bay Area aviators faced the challenge of frequent fog and limited areas of flat, vacant land for aircraft takeoff and landing. The western portion of Alameda was identified as . . . Map (db m191944) HM
8 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Alameda’s First ChurchFounded Sept. 11, 1853
as Methodist Episcopal by Rev. James McGowan In 1854 the first church building was erected on land donated Bishop William Taylor and dedicated by Bishop Matthew Simpson - the first appointed minister was Rev. David Deal, 1854-56. . . . Map (db m79863) HM
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9 California, Alameda County, Alameda — An Era of Dramatic Change
Historically Alameda was a peninsula, rich in natural resources. Native peoples gathered food and materials from bay salt marshes, abundant oak forests, and nearby shorelines. From the early 1800's the western tip of the peninsula now known as . . . Map (db m157046) HM
10 California, Alameda County, Alameda — ATK Baseball Field1916-1938
Alameda Taiku Kai (Alameda Athletic Club) During the years 1916-1938 this was the approximate location of home plate of the Alameda Japanese American ATK Baseball Field. Games were played on week-ends against other Japanese American and top . . . Map (db m145337) HM
11 California, Alameda County, Alameda — GPY-140-02 — Clark Memorial BenchMy Dumb Friends Bench
Donated to the city of Alameda in 1920 by Park Avenue resident Isabella Derby Clark, this concrete bench was designed by Myrtle Maillot. Mrs. Clark was a proponent of animal welfare. The inscription "In memory of my dumb friends" is a reference to . . . Map (db m101553) HM
12 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Croll's
Built in 1879 by Patrick and Ann Britt, This building was originally named the Britt Hotel. In 1883, promoter and entrepreneur Johnny Croll purchased the saloon and soon the entire building became known as Croll's. This site was famous as the . . . Map (db m243880) HM
13 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Douglas SBD Dauntless
The Douglas SBD Dauntless is a World War II American naval scout plane and dive bomber that was manufactured by Douglas Aircraft from 1940 through 1944. The SBD ("Scout Bomber Douglas") was the United States Navy's main carrier-based . . . Map (db m191861) HM
14 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Elsie B. Roemer Bird Sanctuary
Before you is on e of the few remnant salt marshes in the San Francisco Bay. As important and delicate ecosystems, salt marshes serve as nurseries for crab and fish species, provide critical habitat for endangered plants and birds, and protect . . . Map (db m218655) HM
15 California, Alameda County, Alameda — First Presbyterian Church
Organization of the First Presbyterian Church of Alameda began in 1864. By 1865, the church had 12 charter members. Traveling ministers delivered Sunday sermons until 1867 when Reverend Nash was installed as the first pastor. The first sanctuary . . . Map (db m62217) HM
16 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Grumman F6F Hellcat
The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. It was the United States Navy's dominant fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. It's first flight was 26 June 1942. 12,275 planes were produced . . . Map (db m191498) HM
17 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Grumman J2F Duck
The Grumman J2F Duck is an American single-engine amphibious biplane. The J2F's were designed in 1934 specifically for the Coast Guard. The second model in the series was the J2F 4-6. It was used by each major branch of the U.S. armed forces . . . Map (db m191521) HM
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18 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 3 — Historic Alameda High School
Architect; Carl Werner Builder: Cochran Boehm, Inc. Superintendent of Schools: W.G. Paden Original Cost: 1,125,000 The historic Alameda High School was dedicated on 18 August 1925, and provided for the first time a modern high school . . . Map (db m79875) HM
19 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 15 — Lincoln Park, 1909City Historical Monument #15
This site, first developed by James D. Farwell in 1858, in 1877 became the grand estate of Robert R. Thompson, founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co. and Alameda's artesian water works. Thompson's new mansion, completed in 1881, burned . . . Map (db m157011) HM
20 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 26 — Meyers House
The Meyers House was erected in 1897. This Colonial Revival style home was designed by and built for prominent East Bay architect Henry H. Meyers. It served as the family residence from 1897 to 1993. Meyers designed the Posey Tunnel Portals, . . . Map (db m79862) HM
21 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 968 — Pan Am China Clipper
Pan American World Airways fabled China Clipper (Martin M/130 Flying Boat) left Alameda Marina on November 22, 1935. Under the command of Captain Edwin G. Musick. The flight would reach Manila via Honolulu, Midway, Wake, and Guam. The inauguration . . . Map (db m100565) HM
22 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Prehistoric Indian Mound
One thousand feet due west was a prehistoric mound, 400 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 14 feet high. The remains of 450 Indians with stone implements and shell ornaments were found when the mound was remove in 1908.Map (db m79861) HM
23 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 3 — Seaplanes and Flying Boats at NAS Alameda
Patrol, Rescue, and Transport Missions The construction of the Seaplane Lagoon and two of the eventual five seaplane hangars prior to building landplane hangars and the airfield, confirms the high importance of seaplanes and flying boats to . . . Map (db m232538) HM
24 California, Alameda County, Alameda — 1029 — The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air StationPier No. 3 — USS Hornet —
On April 1, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers were hoisted to the flight deck of the carrier Hornet and parked there, while moored at Pier No. 3 at U.S. Naval Station in Alameda. The B-25 detachment consisted of seventy officers and one hundred thirty . . . Map (db m29431) HM
25 California, Alameda County, Alameda — They Brought Alameda the NewsPaul's Newstand Re-dedicated April 30, 2011
NEWSPAPERS were the main source of public information before the introduction of radio and television. The Bay Area was home to several daily newspapers and the larger publishers produced as many as five editions released throughout the day. . . . Map (db m145341) HM
26 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
Traces of Alameda Japantown Opening up shops on Park Street Traces of a small close-knit Japanese community remain, yet little is known of the Japantown that once thrived in Alameda. At the turn of the 20th century, Issei, first generation . . . Map (db m220123) HM
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27 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
Life That Connects Us All We strive to practice gratitude and compassion and to understand the interdependence of life that connects us. Buddhist Temple of Alameda In 1916, the Buddhist Temple of Alameda became an independent temple . . . Map (db m220508) HM
28 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
A Beacon of Light Our doors open outwards, welcoming those needing support, nurturing faith, and instilling hope. Buena Vista Church serves as a beacon of light, drawing in those seeking refuge. Offering the warmth of a night school . . . Map (db m223217) HM
29 California, Alameda County, Alameda — TonarigumiAlameda’s Historic Japantown
Becoming a Japantown A neighborhood planted, a community flourished With the growth of Japantown, the Tonarigumi, or cohesive neighborhood, began to take shape as Japanese immigrants settled in dwellings, cottages and Victorian flats, . . . Map (db m223699) HM
30 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Veterans Memorial Building2203 Central Avenue — 1929 —
City Historical Monument #17 National Register of Historic Places No. 07000995 California State Landmark No. N2371 Architect: Henry H. Meyers The Spanish Colonial Revival building was designed by Meyers as one of a series of ten East Bay . . . Map (db m218656) HM
31 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Vought A-7A Corvair II
The Vought A-7A Corsair II is an American carrier borne and land based subsonic single-seat tactical fighter. The A-7 was developed during the early 1960's as a replaccement for the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its design derived from the Vought F-8 . . . Map (db m191518) HM
32 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Webster House
This home built in 1854 for John Nelson Webster and Caroline Webster is Alameda’s oldest house. The house is a primary example of Gothic Revival architecture by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Downing. The house was prefabricated in New York, . . . Map (db m78903) HM
33 California, Alameda County, Alameda — Wilver Dornel “Willie” Stargell
Played high school baseball as an Encinal Jet here in Alameda. Played his entire 21-year MLB career for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Intimidating presence at the plate and charismatic personality in the clubhouse. Many of his 475 career homeruns were . . . Map (db m232422) HM
34 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Bay Farm Island — Lest We Forget
Erected in honor of all Alameda Veterans of the Vietnam War but in particularly to the honored memory of those Heroes who gave their lives in that conflict. They Are: Gary T. Coleman, Army ♦ Vincent R. Williams, Army ♦ Austin B. . . . Map (db m220127) WM
35 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Bay Farm Island — Tillman ParkDedicated on September 25, 1991 in honor of — Charles Tillman —
Charlie Tillman, born in 1907, has lived in Alameda since 1909. Charlie served as a member of the White House Conference on Aging from 1973 to 1975. He was a member of the California Commission on Aging from 1981 to 1983. Charlie served on the . . . Map (db m219370) HM
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36 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Bay Farm Island — Veterans Memorial Park
The dedication of this park was made possible through the generosity of these sponsors. Community of Harbor Bay Isle • Ascend Communications • City of Alameda • Ronald H. Cowan • Doric Group of Companies • Harbor Bay Realty • Eastern Landscaping . . . Map (db m220512) WM
37 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Former NAS Alameda — 2 — Seaplane LagoonHistoric Development, Use, and Significance at the former NAS Alameda
NAS Alameda Encouraged by Alameda's trio of existing aviation facilities, Congress appropriated funding to build Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda in 1937, after decades of urging for an air station by the Navy and local supporters. The air . . . Map (db m232301) HM
38 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Krusi Park — Krusi ParkAlameda, Ca.
Home of the 14 – 15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Series Campions 1985 Alameda Babe Ruth All-Stars Brian Cavalli • Andy Craig • Sam Flores • John French • Ryan Jensen • Ted Langowski • Steve Manzo • Eric Marshall • Mickey Mullen • Scott Rapposelli • . . . Map (db m220116) HM
39 California, Alameda County, Alameda, Leonardville — 1890 Seawall
This plaque marks the location of an 1890 seawall on the Alameda shoreline. Behind you are the stairs where bathers went down to the beach. The wall was built by architect Joseph A. Leonard, who constructed many homes here during the 1890s. . . . Map (db m62215) HM
40 California, Alameda County, Alameda, West Alameda — 930 Pacific Avenue
Erected 1889 for Mr. & Mrs. George H. Mastick The Alameda Chapter of the American Red Cross was founded here in 1898. Mrs. Mastick was elected first president. Dedicated 1982 by the Alameda Chapter American Red Cross Alameda . . . Map (db m157287) HM
41 California, Alameda County, Alameda, West Alameda — 440 — First Transcontinental RailroadAlameda Terminal
On September 6, 1869 first Transcontinental Railroad train linking two great oceans, and consisting of twelve cars and three locomotives passed here on way to a wharf terminal west of here, a location now covered by lagoon for take-off . . . Map (db m150265) HM
42 California, Alameda County, Alameda, West Alameda — History of the Alameda Belt Line
In 1918, the City of Alameda invested some of the profits from its Municipal Lighting Plant in a railroad. The "belt line,” so called because it traveled around, rather than into a city, ran 1.16 miles along Clement Avenue from Pearl Street . . . Map (db m157021) HM
43 California, Alameda County, Alameda, West Alameda — Jean Sweeney - Alameda's "Little Engine That Could"
Jean Sweeney In 1998, Jean Sweeney walked out in this 27-acre former Alameda Belt Line railroad yard for the first time. Struck by the silence and what a gem of nature it was, she said, "This has got to be a park.” She saw this as . . . Map (db m157024) HM
44 California, Alameda County, Alameda, West Alameda — Skippy Peanut ButterSite of the Former Rosefield Packing Company Reported permanently removed
Incorporated on August 24, 1926 Joseph L. Rosefield was the inventor of hydrogenated peanut butter. Before this process was developed, peanut butter would separate and quickly spoil. Mr. Rosefield received a patent for his process in 1923 . . . Map (db m163095) HM
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45 California, Alameda County, Alameda, West Alameda — U.S. Maritime Officers Memorial
In memory of the graduates of this station who gave their lives in the service of their country - - - 1941-1945Map (db m157016) WM
46 California, Alameda County, Albany — Albany Waterfront - Nature TransformsAlbany Waterfront Trail — A Portion of the Bay Trail —
For decades the dumping of construction debris of a growing industrial society filled in the marshes and tide flats of the Albany Waterfront. An unsightly peninsula began to form...hidden from the main stream of urban life. In 1984 the dumping . . . Map (db m197620) HM
47 California, Alameda County, Albany — Albany Waterfront History (Post-1900)
The explosive powder industry developed around San Francisco during the Civil War to supply California's gold mines. A powder plant opened at Albany's remote Fleming Point in 1879. Others on the north side of Albany Hill followed. Nobel Depot, . . . Map (db m174552) HM
48 California, Alameda County, Albany — Albany Waterfront History (Pre-1900)
Before the Ice Age waned about 10,000 years ago, this area was part of a wide valley through which the Sacramento River flowed on its way to the Pacific Ocean near the Farallon Islands. The river spilled over a waterfall at the Golden Gate . . . Map (db m174544) HM
49 California, Alameda County, Albany — Albany World War I Memorial
Dedicated by the citizens of Albany to its World War Veterans 1926 Died in service Leland Bergersen   Reuben Silva Twentynine of our boys served under the flag Map (db m137083) WM
50 California, Alameda County, Albany — Rose WaveColin Lambert & Peter Adams, 2007
This sculpture honors the Gill Family rose nursery that operated during the late 19th to early 20th century in the area extending west from San Pablo Avenue to Ocean View Park. It also honors the original name of the City of Albany, which was . . . Map (db m137060) HM
51 California, Alameda County, Albany — 6 — Site of Albany Hospital
Dedicated on March 25, 1928 as Humboldt Hospital, the Albany Hospital served countless patients until its closure in 1985. The hospital provided a surgical department, as well as emergency and obstetrical care and general medical services. . . . Map (db m137078) HM
52 California, Alameda County, Albany — 3 — Site of Albany's First City Hall
Albany's first city hall was located at 1045 Solano Avenue. Built in 1915, the building was used for city government offices, meeting space, and the city library.Map (db m137081) HM
53 California, Alameda County, Albany — 2 — Site of Albany's First Firehouse
Albany's first firehouse, complete with bell tower, was constructed near here on Cornell Avenue to protect the new city from fire. The fire house remained here until 1915 when a new station was built at the south east corner of San Pablo and . . . Map (db m137080) HM
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54 California, Alameda County, Albany — 1 — Site of Albany's First Official Public Building
In 1908 construction of the Albany School began on Main Street, now Solano Avenue. The building was demolished during 1946-1947 to make way for the current Cornell School buildings.Map (db m137107) HM
55 California, Alameda County, Albany — 5 — Site of Charles MacGregor's Office
Charles Manning MacGregor built approximately 1,500 homes in Albany, mostly in the 1920's and 1930’s. These homes, many featuring a Mediterranean style, originally sold for under $5,000 and can still be seen around town, giving Albany its own . . . Map (db m137101) HM
56 California, Alameda County, Albany — 7 — Site of Garbage Wars
On April 1, 1908, armed Ocean View residents gathered near this area on Buchanan St. to protest Berkeley's dumping of garbage in Ocean View. Garbage dumps were unpopular due to a regional plague scare, the residents (mostly women) turned away . . . Map (db m137265) HM
57 California, Alameda County, Albany — 4 — Site of Miller's Barn
Miller’s Barn, owned by Chris Miller, was the first school in Ocean View, now known as Albany. Located near here, the barn was also the site of the town’s first civic meetings. Mr. Miller, one of three school trustees and the town’s first Marshall, . . . Map (db m137079) HM
58 California, Alameda County, Albany — 8 — Site of Veterans' Memorial
The Veterans' Memorial Building located in Albany's Memorial Park is one of ten such structures built by Alameda County as a tribute to the veterans of World War I. Designed by Henry H. Meyers and dedicated on August 14, 1932, the building has . . . Map (db m137099) HM WM
59 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Clark Kerr Campus
This site has served the educational purposes of the people of California since 1860 when it became the home of the first public institutions in Berkeley, the California Schools for the Deaf and Blind. The Schools moved to Fremont in 1980 and . . . Map (db m179262) HM
60 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Don Pedro Fages Expedition
This marker designates the area where on March 27, 1772 a scientific team under the auspices of the Empire of Spain stopped on Strawberry Creek to include an observation of is now known as Golden Gate. According to Juan Crespi, diarist, the first . . . Map (db m42034) HM
61 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Ernest V. Cowell Memorial Hospital
Site of the Ernest V. Cowell Memorial Hospital 1930-1993 Built for the Student Health Service Original location of the Physically Disabled Students Residence Program 1962-1975Map (db m198024) HM
62 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Gilman HallUniversity of California — Berkeley, California, 1916-1917 —
Gilman Hall was built in 1916-17 to accommodate an expanded College of Chemistry under the leadership of Gilbert Newton Lewis. This building provided research laboratories and teaching facilities for faculty and students specializing in physical, . . . Map (db m15870) HM
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63 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — John Fitzgerald Kennedy Charter Day Speech
This plaque honors John Fitzgerald Kennedy President of the United States Principal speaker at the Charter Day ceremony held in the stadium March 23, 1962 Edmund G. Brown Governor of California Edwin W. Pauley . . . Map (db m152612) HM
64 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Juice Bar Collective
The Juice Bar Collective was opened in 1976. One of Berkeley's first worker-owned restaurants which sought to bring together home cooked food and social justice to serve the community. In memory of Clea Maciver A . . . Map (db m218917) HM
65 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Observatory Hill
Former site of the Students' Observatory, completed in 1886 and named in 1951 for Armin Otto Leuschner (1868-1953), Director of the Observatory (1898-1938) and Chair of the Astronomy Department (1900-1938).Map (db m114355) HM
66 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Orchard LaneHenry Atkins, Designer — 1909 —
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, . . . Map (db m54692) HM
67 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Panoramic HillListed on the National Register of Historic Places — A National Historic District —
Berkeley History The Panoramic Hill Historic District typifies Berkeley’s early hillside neighborhoods. Steep and narrow Panoramic Way, carved out in 1888, opened the hill to residential development. University professors and early Sierra Club . . . Map (db m54694) HM
68 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — 986 — Piedmont Way
Piedmont Way was conceived in 1865 by Frederick Law Olmstead, America’s foremost landscape architect, as the centerpiece of a gracious residential community close beside the College of California, Olmstead envisioned a roadway that would follow the . . . Map (db m229320) HM
69 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — The Lawrence 37-Inch Cyclotron
This is the electromagnet for the world's first major cyclotron. With it, professor Ernest O. Lawrence and others perfected the difficult cyclotron technology. Originally a 27-inch cyclotron, it was converted to a 37-inch instrument in 1937. . . . Map (db m91800) HM
70 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — UC Berkeley Korean War Memorial
In memory of Our classmates Who gave their lives In the service of their country In the Korean War. 1950-1953 ROTC Classes of 1951 Dedicated September, 2001 Map (db m238685) WM
71 California, Alameda County, Berkeley — Welcome to Wonderland
Built by legendary Berkeley architect William Charles Hays, Wonderland was designed as a creative sanctuary to soak in the history and wonder of the world. This California Coastal Oak was planted on Jan. 3, 1918 as two trees that united as one. . . . Map (db m239022) HM
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72 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Aquatic Park — Site of Pump House - Peet Brothers/Colgate PalmoliveBerkeley History
In the early 20th century, a thriving manufacturing district grew up in southwest Berkeley. This is the site of a former saltwater pump house, located on what was once the east shoreline of San Francisco Bay. The pumps supplied water used in the . . . Map (db m54669) HM
73 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Annie and Bernard Maybeck HouseBernard Maybeck, Architect — 1933 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1990 In 1901 architect Bernard Maybeck purchased ten acres of land here in La Loma Park. He built a sprawling brown shingle home for his family down the street in 1909 and subdivided the rest of his land . . . Map (db m53862) HM
74 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Everett and Marie Glass HouseWilliam Wilson Wurster, Architect — 1938, 1941 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1995 The Glass House is considered one of the best residential works of Wurster, who was the founding dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. This simply detailed, shed roof house was built . . . Map (db m53858) HM
75 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Hillside SchoolWalter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect, 1925 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1982 Berkeley architect and civic leader Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr. designed the Hillside School as one his last public commissions. The school takes its name from the Hillside Club, an early 20th-century . . . Map (db m53861) HM
76 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Ina Donna Coolbrith, 1841-1928Berkeley History
Ina Donna Coolbrith, California's first poet laureate and the nation's first state laureate, was considered "the pearl of all her tribe” by her 19th century colleagues during the Bay Area's first literary heyday. Born Josephine Donna Smith, . . . Map (db m152606) HM
77 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Indian RockBerkeley History
Outcroppings of weathered rock are a prominent feature of the Berkeley Hills, providing evidence of this area’s complex geological past. Composed of Northbrae rhyolite, Indian Rock is an ancient volcanic remnant. Native Ohlone communities gathered . . . Map (db m53852) HM
78 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — John Hinkel ParkClubhouse: John Gregg, Designer, 1918 — Amphitheater: Vernon Dean, Designer, 1934 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2001 In 1919 John and Ada Hinkel donated seven hillside areas to the City of Berkeley in appreciation of the Boy Scouts’ service to the nation during the First World War. Before making their gift, the . . . Map (db m53849) HM
79 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — La Loma StepsCirca 1910-1916
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1995 When the La Loma Park subdivision was created in 1900, the streets were laid out in harmony with the natural contours of the land as advocated by Berkeley’s Hillside Club. The rustic quality of the . . . Map (db m53884) HM
80 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Mortar Rock
Mortar Rock takes its name from the many holes worn in these hard lavas by Native American women pounding and grinding acorns and other seeds into meal. This staple food could be stored and later cooked into cakes or porridge. Native Americans . . . Map (db m53850) HM
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81 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — North Branch Berkeley Public LibraryJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1936
City of Berkeley Landmark Designated in 2001 North Branch Berkeley Public Library James W. Plachek, Architect, 1936 North Branch Library is one of Berkeley’s many civic buildings by James Plachek, including the Central Library (1930), . . . Map (db m15868) HM
82 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Northbrae Public ImprovementsJohn Galen Howard, Architect; R.A. Mansell, Landscape Architect 1907 — City of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1992
Berkeley's Northbrae residential subdivision was opened in 1907 by the Mason-McDuffie Company, John Galen Howard - then Supervising Architect of the University of California - designed the Circle and the stairways, benches, and stone pillars used . . . Map (db m36674) HM
83 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Rose WalkBernard Maybeck, Designer and Architect; 1913 — Henry Higby Gutterson, Architect, 1924-36 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1991 Rose Walk was designed by Bernard Maybeck and completed in 1913 with donations from the neighbors. The walkway linked the Euclid Avenue streetcar line with residences higher on the hill. After . . . Map (db m53859) HM
84 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Site of Thousand Oaks School(Demolished in 1998) — William C. Hays, Architect, 1919; Stone and de Sanno, Architects, 1928 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1993 The residential subdivision of Thousand Oaks was incorporated into Berkeley in 1920. On this site, one year earlier, a new school building overlooking Blackberry Creek was built to replace wooden . . . Map (db m53847) HM
85 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Temple of WingsBernard Maybeck/A. Randolph Monroe, Architects; 1911 — Edna Deakin/Clarence Dakin, Architects; 1924 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1992 In one of Berkeley’s more eccentric experiments in living, Charles and Florence Boynton built their family residence as a version of a Greco-Roman temple with no walls. Two circular, open-air porches . . . Map (db m53864) HM
86 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Hills — Thousand Oaks Neighborhood and UrnsCirca 1909-1910 — Mark Daniels, Landscape Engineer —
Berkeley History In the early 1900s, the natural beauty of this undeveloped district, with dramatic rock outcroppings and ancient oaks made it a favorite destination for picnickers and hikers. After a campaign to make the area a city park . . . Map (db m53848) HM
87 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Berkeley Marina — Berkeley Municipal PierBerkeley History — 1926 — Reported missing
Berkeley's original shoreline was about where Second Street and the eastern side of Aquatic Park are located today. In 1853 a private wharf was built at the foot of what is now Delaware Street, and a working waterfront with factories and piers . . . Map (db m155983) HM
88 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Becky Temko Tot ParkBerkeley History
In the early spring of 1968, a handful of community members led over 120 of their Historic McGee-Spaulding District neighbors in petitioning the city to buy this property for use as a tot lot and to prevent further apartment development in this . . . Map (db m191127) HM
89 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Berkeley City HallBakewell and Brown, Architects, 1908 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1975 —
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places This was Berkeley’s City Hall from 1909 to 1977. It sits on the site of the Town Hall that burned in 1904. It remains a source of civic pride and a symbol of Berkeley. Now commonly known as . . . Map (db m52398) HM
90 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Berkeley High School Alumni: Bobby Seale, Jean Yonemura Wing, Billy Martin
Bobby Seale class of 1954, while attending Merrit College, he joined the Afro-American Association (AAA) and met Huey P. Newton. Together in 1966, they founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Jean Yonemura Wing class of . . . Map (db m154869) HM
91 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Berkeley Veterans Memorial Grove
[Marker #1] In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War C T Vinther • J T Gimbel • A H Ohman Berkeley Parlor No 210 Native Sons of the Golden West [Marker #2] This Tree . . . Map (db m221928) HM
92 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — City Hall AnnexJamers W. Plachek, Architect — 1925 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1984 Constructed in 1925 when Berkeley’s population was growing rapidly, this building accommodated a variety of civic services next to City Hall. The Department of Milk Inspection, which assured the purity . . . Map (db m54215) HM
93 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Historic McGee-Spaulding DistrictBerkeley History
The District was part of the land granted by the king of Spain in 1820 to the Luis Peralta Family. The land was later purchased from Jose Domingo Peralta by four San Francisco businessmen. In 1855, James McGee (1814-1899), a newly arrived Irish . . . Map (db m29071) HM
94 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Historic McGee-Spaulding DistrictBerkeley History
In 1855, Irish-born James McGee (1814-1899) bought 115 acres of the old Peralta rancho – now the McGee Tract - for farmland. Later he donated land for the city's first Catholic convent, school, and church. He was one of Berkeley's first . . . Map (db m154875) HM
95 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Ohlone Dog ParkBerkeley History
Berkeley's Ohlone Dog Park, situated along a strip of land cleared in the 1960s for BART undergrounding, is widely considered the world''s first dog park. Development plans for the area were upended when activists occupied and dubbed the strip . . . Map (db m137042) HM
96 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Central Berkeley — Site of Presentation High School and ConventA City of Berkeley Landmark
From 1877 to 1988 the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary operated Berkeley's first convent and parochial school on this block. The land was donated by Berkeley pioneer James McGee. The grounds included a garden and grotto . . . Map (db m137043) HM
97 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Claremont — Claremont Court Gate and Street MarkersClaremont Boulevard and Russell Street — John Galen Howard, Architect; 1906 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2005 These entry gates help define one of Berkeley’s most gracious residential areas, Claremont Court, which was designed to attract the growing number of prosperous Bay Area professionals in the early . . . Map (db m54800) HM
98 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Claremont — Claremont Public ImprovementsJohn Galen Howard, Architect — 1905 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1984 Claremont, a 1905 subdivision, was originally part of the 125-acre Edson Adams ranch. Early advertisements for the tract enticed families to leave the noisy, crowded city behind and head for . . . Map (db m54679) HM
99 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Claremont — John Muir SchoolJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1915, — Collins-Byrens & Gerson-Overstreet, 1976 & Baker/Vilar Architects, 1998 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1983 John Muir School was built beside Harwood Creek on land once part of a 19th-century country estate. The half-timbered style reflects the scale and architecture of the neighborhood and the nearby . . . Map (db m54682) HM
100 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Claremont — Star GroceryBerkeley History
The Star Grocery, one of Berkeley's oldest and most beloved family-run businesses, was founded in 1922 by Greek immigrant brothers Nick and Jim Pappas. They originally hand delivered groceries in wicker baskets which, as the business flourished, . . . Map (db m154319) HM

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