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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
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18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
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27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
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36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
44 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
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45 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
46 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
47 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
48 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
49 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
50 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
51 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
52 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
53 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
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54 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
55 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
56 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — g. Paul Bishop Studio — City of Berkeley Landmark —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1986 g. Paul Bishop Studio Carl Fox, Designer Fox Bros., Builders, 1938-39 Notwithstanding its steel-sash showcase window, this diminutive . . . Map (db m238704) HM
57 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
58 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
59 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
60 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
61 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
62 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
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63 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown 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
64 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — Shattuck SquareJames Miller and Timothy Pfleuger, Architects 1926 — City of Berkeley Landmark, designated in 1984 —
Shattuck Square is a group of three buildings constructed on the site of a former railroad freight yard, as a northern anchor to Berkeley’s historic downtown commercial district. It is the city’s only work by the San Francisco architectural firm . . . Map (db m52391) HM
65 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — Site of David Park’s StudioBerkeley History
In the 1940s painter David Park (1911-1960) had a studio in a brick building that once occupied this site. Despite a well-received exhibition of his abstract expressionist works at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1948, Park rejected abstraction . . . Map (db m52388) HM
66 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — Site of John Hinkel Livery Stable, 1900Berkeley Farm Creamery Complex — F.E. Armstrong, Contractor, 1910 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1998 By 1900, downtown Berkeley had developed around Shattuck Avenue, its main street. On this site, owned by John Hinkel, stood a brick livery stable run by John Fitzpatrick, the early operator of the . . . Map (db m54346) HM
67 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — Site of the Kellogg SchoolBerkeley History
An apple orchard, two houses, and a tailor shop once occupied this block. In 1879, six local businessmen and a university professor financed the purchase of part of the block near Oxford Street as the site for one of the city’s first public schools. . . . Map (db m54336) HM
68 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — 22 — Studio Building 1905-06City of Berkeley Landmark No. 22 — National Register of Historic Places —
First home of the California College of Arts and CraftsMap (db m52397) HM
69 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — The 1923 Berkeley Fire
On the morning of September 17, 1923, a grass fire spread from Wildcat Canyon over the hills into Berkeley. Driven by hot, dry winds, the fire spread rapidly across the northeast residential districts of the city, burning as far south and west as . . . Map (db m54213) HM
70 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — Tupper & Reed BuildingWilliam Raymond Yelland, Architect; 1925 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1984 John Tupper and Lawrence Reed constructed this building for their music store, which they had established in Berkeley in 1906. University of California art professor Eugen Neuhaus complimented them . . . Map (db m54507) HM
71 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — United States Post OfficeOscar Wenderoth, Architect; 1914 — Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1980 Berkeley’s elegant Main Post Office is representative of the Second Renaissance Revival style, also called Neo-Classical Revival. Government buildings constructed in this era were designed to . . . Map (db m54260) HM
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72 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — Veterans Memorial BuildingHenry H. Meyers, Architect, 1928 — City of Berkeley Landmark,designated in 1985 —
In the early 1920s Alameda County voters approved a special tax to construct buildings that would honor war veterans and provide a meeting place for their organizations. The City of Berkeley contributed the land for this building. Designed in the . . . Map (db m52399) HM
73 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley — William Keith (1836-1911)Old Master of California
From 1885 to the end of his life his home stood about fifty yards east of this spot "He who is a blessing for his time is a blessing for all time"Map (db m174416) HM
74 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — 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
75 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — 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
76 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — 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
77 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — Frances Elizabeth Willard
This park honors the memory of Frances Elizabeth Willard 1839 - 1898 Feminist Founder of the Women's Christian Temperance Union Fighter for women's rights and free public education First woman college president First Dean of . . . Map (db m239025) HM
78 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — 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
79 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — 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
80 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — Soda Works BuildingE.A. Spalding, Contractor 1888
Robert Agers constructed this building to manufacture "the very best soda water" for customers throughout California. The recessed storefronts, second-floor oriel windows, and high false front are all largely unchanged from a 1904 expansion. The . . . Map (db m29383) HM
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81 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — Strand (Elmwood) TheaterAlbert W. Cornelius, Architect — 1914 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1982 Built as the Strand Theater in the Art Nouveau architectural style, this was one of the neighborhood’s first commercial structures. Admission was ten cents for adults, five for children and the theater . . . Map (db m54813) HM
82 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Elmwood — The Kelsey RanchBerkeley History
On a once rural site now bordered by Russell Street, College Avenue, and Stuart Street, the Kelsey family planted orchards and grew ornamental plants on land they purchased in 1860. The 24-acre Kelsey Ranch supplied trees and plants for the grounds . . . Map (db m54691) HM
83 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
84 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
85 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
86 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
87 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North Berkeley — Live Oak Park1914 — Berkeley History — Reported permanently removed
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
88 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
89 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North 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
90 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North Berkeley — Site of Hunrick Grocery Store1908
City of Berkeley Structure of Merit designated in 1988 German immigrant George Hunrick built one of Berkeley’s many neighborhood groceries on this site when the north Berkeley hills were in an early stage of development. In those days before home . . . Map (db m54189) HM
91 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North Berkeley — Site of Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne House1868 — City of Berkeley Landmark —
In 1858, prosperous farmer Napoleon Bryne sold his Missouri land and journeyed west with his wife Mary Tanner Byrne, four children and other relatives. Two freed slaves, Pete and Hannah Byrnes, came with the family and became Berkeley’s first known . . . Map (db m54728) HM
92 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North Berkeley — The Poetry GardenBerkeley Garden
This garden honors Berkeley’s many innovative poets, poetry presses and publications, and their creative legacy. It was dedicated in 1999 on the second anniversary of “Beat” poet Allen Ginsberg’s death. Through their writings, the nonconformist . . . Map (db m54191) HM
93 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, North Berkeley — Whittier SchoolDragon, Schmidts, Hardman and Officer, Associated Architects, 1939 — Chester Bowles, Jr. and Associates, 1994 —
City of Berkeley Landmark designated in 1984 This reinforced concrete Moderne-style building replaced an 1892 wood frame school. Faculty of the original school planted the five Coast Redwoods at the southwestern edge of the school grounds. The . . . Map (db m54192) HM
94 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — "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
95 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — 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
96 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — 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
97 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — Cloyne Court Hotel
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98 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — 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
99 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — 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
100 California, Alameda County, Berkeley, Northside — 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

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