A Maybeck Afternoon, 7 August 2016
Jacomena Maybeck and her twin daughters, 1931
Sunday, 7 August 2016
2 pm ~ 4 pm
$40, advance purchase only
In the late 1920s, Bernard Maybeck’s most prominent client was Earle C. Anthony (1880–1961), a pioneer of broadcasting, gas stations, and bus lines, as well as the Packard distributor for all of California. Maybeck designed opulent Packard showrooms in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles, as well as Anthony’s famed Los Feliz estate.
In partial payment for architectural services, Anthony had a special-order Packard 640 Dual Cowl Phaeton made for Maybeck. This luxurious and magnificently restored car, one of only three in existence, has its home-base outside California and will be brought to Berkeley for one day only, to serve as the centerpiece of the Maybeck Afternoon reception and open house.
Two of the Maybeck family homes and a third iconic Maybeck-designed house will be open. Light refreshments will be served in a garden.
Capacity is limited to 75 participants! Order your tickets now! Ticket buyers will be notified of the location.
Order tickets online or send a check, made payable to BAHA, to P.O. Box 1137, Berkeley, CA 94701.
The Maybeck Packard (photo courtesy of Bill Jabs)
Call for volunteersWould you like to attend the event free of charge? Volunteer for 1.5 hours as a docent or refreshment helper, and have half the event’s time free to enjoy the Maybeck Afternoon.
Interested? Please e-mail BAHA, giving your phone number, and indicate whether you prefer to work the 1:30–3:00 shift or the 3:00–4:30 shift.