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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 (422) Contra Costa County, CA (380) San Francisco County, CA (481) San Joaquin County, CA (77) San Mateo County, CA (131) Santa Clara County, CA (412) Stanislaus County, CA (55)  AlamedaCounty(422) Alameda County (422)  ContraCostaCounty(380) Contra Costa County (380)  (481) San Francisco City and County (481)  SanJoaquinCounty(77) San Joaquin County (77)  SanMateoCounty(131) San Mateo County (131)  SantaClaraCounty(412) Santa Clara County (412)  StanislausCounty(55) Stanislaus County (55)
Adjacent to Alameda County, California
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    San Francisco City and County (481)
    San Joaquin County (77)
    San Mateo County (131)
    Santa Clara County (412)
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1California (Alameda County), Alameda — 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
2California (Alameda County), 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
3California (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
4California (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
5California (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
6California (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
7California (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
8California (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
9California (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
10California (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
11California (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
12California (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
13California (Alameda County), 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
14California (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
15California (Alameda County), 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
16California (Alameda County), 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
17California (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
18California (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
19California (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 of . . . Map (db m100565) HM
20California (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
21California (Alameda County), Alameda — Skippy Peanut ButterSite of the Former Rosefield Packing Company
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 and . . . Map (db m163095) HM
22California (Alameda County), Alameda — The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air StationPier No. 3
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
23California (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
24California (Alameda County), 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
25California (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
26California (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
27California (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
28California (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
29California (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
30California (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
31California (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
32California (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
33California (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
34California (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
35California (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
36California (Alameda County), Berkeley — "Annie's Oak"City of Berkeley Landmark — Designated in 1986 —
Here a venerable oak tree was saved by Annie Maybeck (1867-1956), wife of architect Bernard Maybeck. She is said to have "marched off to city hall" to protest the cutting of native trees during street paving early in the 20th Century. She and other . . . Map (db m18562) HM
37California (Alameda County), Berkeley — "In Tribute to Chiura Obata"1885-1975 (小圃 千浦)
Always go with nature, anywhere, in any circumstance, with gratitude. The renowned and highly respected Japanese American artist Chiura Obata was a popular member of the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley from 1932 to . . . Map (db m122842) HM
38California (Alameda County), Berkeley — “A People’s History of Telegraph Avenue”
Mural designed by Osha Newmann, painted with O’Brien Thiele, Janet Kranzberg, Daniel Galvez and many others Painted in 1976 Restored and enlarged in 1999 City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1990 The mural on this wall was painted . . . Map (db m54696) HM
39California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 935 Hearst Avenue
No pivotal battles that changed the course of history were fought here. Nary a famous person was ever born or raised, lived, slept, dined, or even gave a glancing look at this place. This location did not provide a monumental role in the . . . Map (db m147452) HM
40California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Allenoke ManorCoxhead and Coxhead, Architects — 1903 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1986 Allenoke is the only large estate remaining near the northern edge of the University of California campus. It was designed by Ernest Coxhead for Allen Freeman, President of the Bank of Oakland. . . . Map (db m53888) HM
41California (Alameda County), Berkeley — American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart HallCity of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1999 — Julia Morgan, Architect, 1919 —
This compact complex of buildings linked by a series of arcades and academic quads in the English tradition was created to house one of Berkeley's oldest seminaries. Hobart Hall, designed by Julia Morgan, is notable for its elaborate brickwork, . . . Map (db m50801) HM
42California (Alameda County), Berkeley — American Photoplayer Co.Cooper Woodworking Buildings — 1912-1920 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1986 Over the years this complex housed Cooper Woodworking, the Sperry Flour Company, the American Photoplayer Company, and other industrial and manufacturing enterprises. American Photoplayer manufactured . . . Map (db m53818) HM
43California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
44California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Anthony Boucher: Editor and WriterBerkeley History
From 1947 to 1968 this was the home of William Anthony Parker White (1911-1968), universally known by the pen name Anthony Boucher. This Oakland-born author with a master's degree from UC Berkeley was a pivotal figure in the establishment and . . . Map (db m136180) HM
45California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Armstrong College BuildingWalter H. Ratcliff, Architect — 1923 —
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 . . . Map (db m54513) HM
46California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Barker BuildingA.W. Smith, Architect — 1905 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1978 James Loring Baker was an early Berkeley landowner, developer, and civic leader. He was one of the signers of the incorporation papers for the Town of Berkeley and it was he who delivered them to . . . Map (db m54332) HM
47California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and GardenEdgar A. Mathew, Architect, 1900 — Louis Hobart, Architect, 1911 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1986 When prominent educator Benjamin Ide Wheeler became president of the University of California in 1899, he and his wife built this spacious home. They entertained many dignitaries here, including . . . Map (db m53890) HM
48California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 908 — Berkeley City Club
The Berkeley City Club, organized in 1927, was one of the area’s earliest attempts by women to social, civic and cultural progress. The building, constructed in 1929, is one of the outstanding works of noted California architect Julia Morgan, . . . Map (db m100562) HM
49California (Alameda County), 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
50California (Alameda County), 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
51California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Alumni: Chinaka Hodge, Phil Lesh, Joshua Redman, The Lonely Island
Chinaka Hodge class of 2002, started writing and performing poems as an awkward, pimply, BHS freshman, and art-making saved her life. She is a playwright, poet and performer. Phil Lesh class of 1957, played the trumpet while at . . . Map (db m154873) HM
52California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley High School Industrial Arts and Science (G and H Buildings)Henry H. Gutterson and William Corlett, Sr., Architects — Jacques Schnier and Robert Howard, Sculptors —
1939-1940 City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 These buildings are fine examples of the Art Deco style in the Bay Area. They were designed as an ensemble with the adjacent Berkeley High School Community Theater. Bas-reliefs and . . . Map (db m54218) HM
53California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Municipal PierBerkeley History — 1926 —
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
54California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Municipal Rose GardenCity of Berkeley Landmark - Designated in 1995 — Vernon M. Dean, Landscape Architect - 1933-1937 —
The Rose Garden was a joint creation of the City of Berkeley and the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA), whose public works provided employment during the Depression. Vernon M. Dean, the City's landscape architect, designed the garden in a . . . Map (db m18618) HM
55California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Piano ClubWilliam L. Woollett, Architect, 1912
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2005 The Berkeley Piano Club, dedicated to the performance and study of music, was founded in 1893 by a group of local women. Early meetings were held in members’ homes and later in a barn at the . . . Map (db m54726) HM
56California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Public LibraryCity of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1982
James W. Plachek, Architect, 1930 Addition, Ripley/BOORA Architects, 1999 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Berkeley’s first free public library system was established in 1895, with branches in west and south Berkeley. The . . . Map (db m52364) HM
57California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Original Location (1968)Berkeley History
Berkeley Repertory Theatre was founded in 1968 by U.C. Dramatic Art student Michael Leibert, who wanted o create an East Bay professional repertory company. Its first production, "Woyzek;” initially staged at the International House, soon . . . Map (db m154321) HM
58California (Alameda County), 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 m54338) HM
59California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Berkeley Y.M.C.A.City of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1990 — Benjamin G. McDougall, Architect - 1910 —
Originating among working class Englishmen in 1844, the Young Men's Christian Association was brought to North America in 1851 to promote a "full and balanced life" through religious devotion and athletic activity. Berkeley's charter organization . . . Map (db m50295) HM
60California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Bill's Trading Post and Gem GalleryBerkeley History — A.W. Smith, Architect and Builder, 1923 —
Bill Gulley started "Bill's Model Shoe Shop” here in 1934, after his previous business enterprise of bootlegging ended with the repeal of Prohibition. When he died in 1966, his daughter, Mary Jane "Peggy” Casey, and her daughters . . . Map (db m154320) HM
61California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Birthplace of the Asian American MovementBerkeley History
By the late 1960s, a new generation of political activists emerged in Berkeley from protests opposing the Vietnam War and supporting the Farmworkers, Free Speech, and Civil Rights movements. In May 1968, in an apartment on this site, Yuji Ichioka . . . Map (db m154322) HM
62California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Bowen’s Inn/Higgins GroceryCirca 1854 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1985 —
This building, thought to be Berkeley’s oldest remaining structure, originally stood on the Contra Costa Road, now San Pablo Avenue. Built by Captain William J. Bowen when the area was sparsely populated, it served as an inn, saloon, grocery . . . Map (db m53831) HM
63California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Burl Toler, Sr.(May 9, 1928 - August 16, 2009)
was a college football star at the University of San Francisco and #1 NEL draft pick but lost the chancce to play pro football when he suffered a career- ending knee injury during a college all- star game. Instead he became the first African . . . Map (db m145994) HM
64California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Chamber of Commerce / Wells Fargo BankWalter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect, 1925-27 — City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1984 —
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places For nearly a half century, this steel frame and concrete structure, clad in brick and terra cotta, was Berkeley’s only “skyscraper.” Walter Ratcliff, highly respected for his fine . . . Map (db m52316) HM
65California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Charles W. Woodworth House1905
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1993 Entomologist, naturalist, physicist, and inventor Charles W. Woodworth designed and built this all-redwood house in the Bay Region style. The three-level, seven-bedroom home has a brown shingle . . . Map (db m54877) HM
66California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Church of the Good ShepherdCharles L. Bugbee, Architect, 1878 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
This is Berkeley's oldest remaining church building and the oldest church in the East Bay still in continuous use by its founding congregation. The one-story Victorian Gothic-style building was built here on what was Bristol Street, before it was . . . Map (db m28503) HM
67California (Alameda County), 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
68California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
69California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
70California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Cloyne Court Hotel
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71California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Daley’s Scenic Park Street ImprovenentsBounded by Le Roy Avenue, La Loma Avenue, La Vereda Road and Hilgard Avenue — The Hillside Club and Town Engineers; 1909 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1983 In the late 1890s a group of concerned women formed the Hillside Club to “encourage artistic homes built of materials complementing the natural beauty of the Berkeley Hills.” The Club soon . . . Map (db m53886) HM
72California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Davis-Byrne Building1895 — City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1991 —
This building was originally part of the small commercial district that grew up around Dwight Way Station where Shattuck Avenue commuter trains intersected with the horse-car line that ran up Dwight Way to the California Schools for the Deaf and . . . Map (db m29581) HM
73California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Delaware Street Historic DistrictPeriod of Significance, 1854-1910 — City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1979 —
(Rehabilitated and Partially Reconstructed in 1986. William Coburn, Historic Architectural Consultant) In the 1850s, Gold Rush-era farmers and merchants began settling in this rural bayside area. Delaware Street connected Jacob’s . . . Map (db m52299) HM
74California (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
75California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Edward A. Brakenridge HouseIra A. Boynton Designer & Builder (attributed), 1892
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1992 Arriving in Berkeley from Massachusetts, Edward Brakenridge bought property that extended to Rose Street for this large Queen Anne-style residence, a stable, and a carriage house. Ira Boynton, like . . . Map (db m54512) HM
76California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Elks Club BuildingWalter H. Ratcliff, Architect — 1913 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1991 Berkeley’s Elks Club, the 1002nd Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, was founded in 1905, just in time for members to assist those displaced by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. . . . Map (db m54262) HM
77California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Ennor’s Restaurant BuildingJames W. Plachek, Architect — John P. Brennan, Builder; 1923 —
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 . . . Map (db m54337) HM
78California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
79California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Exxon Super Service Station
This station was constructed as an Exxon Super Service Station in 1933. It was a business venture of longtime Berkeley elementary school teacher, Sue Irwin. Built in the California Mission Style it reflects the look of railroad . . . Map (db m171532) HM
80California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Federal Land BankJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1938 — ELS Architects, 1999 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated 1985 The Farm Credit Administration built this structure to house federal agricultural banking and financial agencies, including one of the 12 Federal Land Banks that assisted Depression-era farmers. Features . . . Map (db m54258) HM
81California (Alameda County), Berkeley — First Church of Christ, ScientistBernard Maybeck, Architect, 1910
Roof replacement, accessibility, and seismic improvements: Architectural Resources Group and Degenkolb Engineers, 2007 City of Berkeley Landmark designated 1975 Maybeck’s masterpiece is an Arts & Craft fusion of Romanesque, early Christian . . . Map (db m55032) HM
82California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Fox CourtCarl Fox, Designer — 1927-30 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1977 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places This small-scaled complex of one-and two-story buildings is a surprise on a busy street. Arranged along a brick walkway through a garden court, . . . Map (db m53829) HM
83California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Framåt Lodge #405Sanford G. Jackson, Architect 1927 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1997 —
Berkeley’s large immigrant population in the late 19th and early 20th centuries included many natives of Sweden. The local chapter of the Swedish-American Vasa Order constructed this building as a lodge hall and cultural center. On November 8, . . . Map (db m52386) HM
84California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Frances Albrier(1898-1987) — Champion of Equal Rights and Social Justice —
It was just automatic for me to stand up and tell a person, “You’re wrong. You’re mistreating me. You’re discriminatory. Why don’t you give me a chance?” Great generosity coupled with anger at injustice guided the life of . . . Map (db m54814) HM
85California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Francis Kittredge Shattuck BuildingCity of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1995
Stone and Smith, Architects 1901 Jim Novosel: The Bay Architects 1998 Berkeley’s transit pattern was established in 1876 when Francis Kittredge Shattuck and James L. Barker brought a spur line of the Central Pacific (later Southern Pacific) . . . Map (db m52378) HM
86California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Fullen Market BuildingHenry S. Patton, Builder — 1907-08 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1985 Built by a real-estate developer during the East Bay building boom that followed the 1906 earthquake, this corner store anchored the southwestern boundary of the neighborhood once known as Regents . . . Map (db m53833) HM
87California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Garden History
From 1902 to 1979 the Santa Fe railroad company used this land for both industrial shipping and passenger service. The railroad tracks that once passed through here were part of a nine mile strip of land that went from Richmond to Oakland. After . . . Map (db m153776) HM
88California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Gilman HallUniversity of California — Berkeley, California, 1916-1917 —
Gilman Hall was built in 1916-17 to accomodate 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
89California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Golden Sheaf Bakery AnnexCity of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1978 — Clinton Day, Architect, 1905 * Jim Novosel, Architect, 2000 —
Listed on the National Record of Historic Places In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The original bakery, with a public dining room, stood around the corner on Shattuck . . . Map (db m50360) HM
90California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Harpoon Cannon(Whaling Gun)
The whaling gun below this plaque came off the ship; “Cody.” Gib Hunter was the Captain of the ship and was the last of the whalers to operate off the West Coast. Captain Hunter presented this whaling gun to Bud Spenger.Map (db m155984) HM
91California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Heywood BuildingCity of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1993
James W. Plachek, Architect 1917 Jim Novesel: The Bay Architects 1994 This small commercial building was built for William Heywood, son of Berkeley pioneer Zimri Brewer Heywood. The upstairs was used as the architectural offices of James W. . . . Map (db m52382) HM
92California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Hillside ClubJohn White, Architect, 1924 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2004 The Hillside Club was founded in 1898 by Berkeley women intent on preserving the natural beauty of the hills. It soon became an influential cultural force. North Berkeley’s curved streets with old . . . Map (db m54186) HM
93California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
94California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Historic "Lorin District"
South Berkeley was originally settled by Coast Indians. After Spanish conquest in the 1700s, large land tracts were held by the Peralta, Ashby and Harmon families. Transportation has been a key factor in Lorin's history. Gov. Stanford . . . Map (db m145998) HM
95California (Alameda County), 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
96California (Alameda County), 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
97California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Howard Automobile CompanyFrederick Reimers, Architect, 1930, Hayashida Architects, 2006 — Renovations for the Buddhist Churches of America, Jodo Shinshu Center —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1983 This Zig-Zag Moderne building, designed for the sale and servicing of Buick automobiles, captures the glamour, rising affluence, and sophistication of the post-World War I era. Charles Howard, who . . . Map (db m54334) HM
98California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
99California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
100California (Alameda County), Berkeley — J. Gorman & Son BuildingConstructed circa 1880 — Additions and renovations 1890, 1906, 1940, 2005 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 John and Margaret Gorman moved their furniture and upholstery shop to this location in 1880. It is one of Berkeley's oldest commercial buildings and a surviving example of the . . . Map (db m29371) HM

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