“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Berkeley, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Alameda County, CA (578) Contra Costa County, CA (454) San Francisco County, CA (657) San Joaquin County, CA (96) San Mateo County, CA (182) Santa Clara County, CA (476) Stanislaus County, CA (78)  AlamedaCounty(578) Alameda County (578)  ContraCostaCounty(454) Contra Costa County (454)  (657) San Francisco City and County (657)  SanJoaquinCounty(96) San Joaquin County (96)  SanMateoCounty(182) San Mateo County (182)  SantaClaraCounty(476) Santa Clara County (476)  StanislausCounty(78) Stanislaus County (78)
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Berkeley is in Alameda County
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      Contra Costa County (454)  
      San Francisco City and County (657)  
      San Joaquin County (96)  
      San Mateo County (182)  
      Santa Clara County (476)  
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1California (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
2California (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
3California (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
4California (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
5California (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
6California (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
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7California (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
8California (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
9California (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
10California (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
11California (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
12California (Alameda County), 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
13California (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
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14California (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
15California (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
16California (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
17California (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
18California (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
19California (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
20California (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
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21California (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
22California (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
23California (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
24California (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
25California (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
26California (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
27California (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
28California (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
29California (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
30California (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
31California (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
32California (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
33California (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
34California (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
35California (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
36California (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
37California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Cloyne Court Hotel
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38California (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
39California (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
40California (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
41California (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
42California (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
43California (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
44California (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
45California (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
46California (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
47California (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
48California (Alameda County), Berkeley — F.D. Chase Building
City of Berkeley Structure of Merit designated in 2000 William Wharff, Architect, 1909 Renovation, The Bay Architects, 2001 During Berkeley's early 20th-century development boom, the F.D. Chase Real Estate Company constructed this . . . Map (db m174424) HM
49California (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
50California (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
51California (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
52California (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
53California (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
54California (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
55California (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
56California (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
57California (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
58California (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
59California (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
60California (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
61California (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
62California (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
63California (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
64California (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
65California (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
66California (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
67California (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
68California (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
69California (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
70California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Jensen HouseGeorge Jensen, Builder — 1891 —
City of Berkeley Landmarks designated in 1996 This is one of the earliest houses built in the north Berkeley hills. George Jensen came from Denmark and was a contractor in Los Angeles before moving to Berkeley. Members of the Jensen family lived . . . Map (db m53887) HM
71California (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
72California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
73California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
74California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Jos. H. McCourt / Bruno L. Putzker
In Memoriam Jos. H. McCourt 1877 – 1900 Co. F. 8th Cal Inf. U.S.V. – Co. I. 35th Inf. U.S.V. ——— Bruno L. Putzker 1880 – 1899 Btry. K. 3rd U.S. Army Berkeley men killed in action in . . . Map (db m52400) HM
75California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 206 — Josiah John Rose-Goldsmith House1891 - Historic Landmark 206
This landmark commemorates an all but forgotten community called Newbury and a pioneer carpenter, Josiah John Rose, builder of many San Francisco and Berkeley homes. Newbury, annexed later in 1891 by Berkeley was a thriving village. The sidewalks . . . Map (db m145339) HM
76California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
77California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Live Oak Park1914 — Berkeley History —
Live Oak Park was created in 1914 when the City of Berkeley purchased four acres from landowners R.S. Penniman and Michael O’Toole. Mr. Penniman’s brown shingle house served as the park clubhouse and also, from 1916-1936, as Berkeley’s North Branch . . . Map (db m194669) HM
78California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Longfellow SchoolCity of Berkeley Landmark — designated in 1995 —
William C. Hays, Architect, 1922 James W. Plachek, Architect, 1930 John Reid, Jr., Architect, 1935 ELS/Elbasani & Logan Architects, 1998 As electric streetcar transportation improved and expanded in the early 20th-century, this section . . . Map (db m53873) HM
79California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Lorin Theater(Philips Temple C. M. E. Church) — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1982 —
Hiram Lovell, Architect, 1910, 1914 James W. Plachek, Architect, 1921 The popularity of early movies created a demand for new spaces to accommodate eager audiences. South Berkeley’s first neighborhood theater with 144 stools for seats was . . . Map (db m53816) HM
80California (Alameda County), Berkeley — McCreary-Greer House1901 — City of Berkeley Landmark - Designated 1986 —
The McCreary-Greer House and neighboring turn-of-the-century houses on this block are survivors of one of the first residential districts developed around the University campus. This house, with its original garden area and carriage house, . . . Map (db m52300) HM
81California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Moe's BooksBerkeley History
In 1959, Morris (Moe) Moskowitz and his wife, Barbara, opened a small paperback bookshop on Shattuck Avenue. They soon moved to Telegraph Avenue where Moe's Books evolved into a renowned emporium featuring hundreds of thousands of books. Moe's . . . Map (db m136179) HM
82California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Morse BlockDickey and Reed, Architects — 1906 —
Charles Dickey, whose firm designed the Claremont Hotel and who practiced architecture extensively in California and Hawaii, designed this building with two residential floors above commercial storefronts. From 1921 to 1935 the ground floor was . . . Map (db m52313) HM
83California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
84California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Mrs. E.P. (Stella) King BuildingAlbert Dodge Coplin, Architect — 1901 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 2005 This corner store was built for Stella King’s dry goods business and upstairs residence. Until the shop closed in 1923, it was a gathering place where neighbors could find everything from sewing . . . Map (db m54722) HM
85California (Alameda County), Berkeley — North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) ChurchJames W. Plachek, Architect, 1913
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1999 When architect James Plachek was hired at the age of 29 to design this church, it was his first major commission in Berkeley. He later designed many public and commercial buildings, including the . . . Map (db m54187) HM
86California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
87California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
88California (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
89California (Alameda County), 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
90California (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
91California (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
92California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Peet’s Coffee & TeaBerkeley History
A revolution began here in 1966 when Alfred H. Peet (1920-2007) opened his first coffee roastery and store. Arriving in San Francisco in 1955, “Mr. Peet” was dismayed by the poor quality of coffee in his adopted country. He had learned . . . Map (db m54188) HM
93California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Philadelphia Quartz CompanyFurnace Room #1 and Mixing Room — Constructed 1917-1918 —
Berkeley History Reflecting West Berkeley’s early industrial heritage, this plant remains one of the city’s largest brick buildings. Once used to produce chemicals for a cluster of nearby industries that manufactured soaps, cleaning agents, paper . . . Map (db m53812) HM
94California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Robert Hale Merriman ResidenceBerkeley History
Robert Hale Merriman, a UC Berkeley graduate student studying economics during the early 1930s, was among the first Americans to give his life in the fight against fascism. During the Spanish Civil War, Merriman was a commanding officer of the . . . Map (db m152785) HM
95California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Roos Bros. BuildingMiller and Pflueger, Architects, 1926 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1984 —
In 1876 the Central Pacific (later Southern Pacific) Railroad expanded into downtown Berkeley. What is now Shattuck Square was the site of freight yards; Berkeley Station was located on the smaller block to the south. By 1903, as the business . . . Map (db m52384) HM
96California (Alameda County), Berkeley — 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
97California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Rumford's PharmacyBerkeley History
In the 1930s pharmacist and civil rights activist Dr. William Byron Rumford (1908–1986) served as the first black professional at Oakland's Highland Hospital. In 1942 he purchased a pharmacy in Berkeley and, after constructing this . . . Map (db m154343) HM
98California (Alameda County), Berkeley — S.H. Kress Co. StoreEdward f. Sibbert, Architect 1933 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1981 —
Samuel H. Kress began his chain of retail stores around 1900 and soon these “five and dime” variety stores dotted downtowns across America. Kress’s own company architects designed stores of high quality and adapted them to fit into the . . . Map (db m52380) HM
99California (Alameda County), Berkeley — San Pablo Tennis ClubAn African American Community Organization
The San Pablo Tennis Club (SPTC) was established in 1954 by a group of predominantly Black tennis players who wanted to promote tennis, particularly for the youth, in their much beloved community. Due to racial discrimination, the San Pablo Park . . . Map (db m176624) HM
100California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Santa Fe Railroad Tracks
From the early 1930's the Santa Fe railroad tracks ran along Sacramento Street in South Berkeley, through the heart of the African-American community. This was unsafe and a barrier to unifying the Berkeley community. In 1978 Dr. William B. . . . Map (db m171589) HM

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