14 January 2005

Ashby Station historic resources

Little Chapel of the Flowers, 3049 Adeline Street, Ashby Station
(photo: Daniella Thompson, 2005)

On 10 January 2005, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 6-1-2 to approve the proposed Ed Roberts Campus building at 3075 Adeline Street, on the site of the Ashby BART east parking lot. The motion passed by the LPC states that the building (80,000 square feet) would have no effect on surrounding cultural and historic resources. The architects submitted only a model, with no plans and no representation of the building within the surrounding historic context.

During the public hearing, BAHA presented pictorial documentation of historic buildings in the vicinity of the Ed Roberts Campus, supplementing our comprehensive Ashby Station survey of 2003. These photographs and more are available on the BAHA website in a growing number of pages documenting individual commercial and residential structures, clusters of similar buildings, and streetscapes in historic Ashby Station district.

The photographic survey now comprises thirteen parts, including building-by-building photo maps of all the blocks in the Ed Roberts Campus Area of Potential Effect (EPA). In addition, a color-coded street map shows the architectural styles of all the buildings by period.

You may also be interested in reading the article Ashby Station: A classic American streetcar suburb.


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