09 January 2009

Thornburg’s Storybook Village Succeeded Kellogg’s Farm

Thornburg Village (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Berkeley’s most remarkable collection of storybook-style buildings is Thornburg Village, popularly known as Normandy Village. Developed by Jack W. Thornburg and designed by William Raymond Yelland, it opened in the spring of 1927.

But the story doesn’t end there. Thornburg Village continued to grow over the next three decades in the hands of subsequent owners and architects, and Thornburg went on to a distinguished career in aviation.

The story is told here.


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