07 February 2012

Vote for Berkeley’s Old City Hall In Dwell’s Rethinking Preservation contest

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Dwell magazine is holding a contest to select the endangered structure worthiest of preservation. Readers vote online for their favorite structure, and a panel of judges selects the winner from the top ten vote getters.

Help BAHA win $10,000 and vote for  
 Old City Hall

This elegant Beaux-Arts structure, designed by Bakewell and Brown and completed in 1909, was one of the first eight buildings designated City of Berkeley Landmarks in 1975. Occupied by the Berkeley Unified School District administration since 1977, the building is soon to be vacated and possibly boarded up. It requires a seismic retrofit that could cost between $30 million and $40 million, and its future is uncertain.

Please vote now!


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