26 December 2009

Our holiday open house

Anthony Bruce & Susan Cerny (photo: Steven Finacom)

BAHA celebrated the publication of 41 Berkeley Walking Tours with a holiday open house on 10 December.

As of this writing, the first printing is nearly sold out. A second printing will be available by the end of January.

Photos: Steven Finacom

16 November 2009

BAHA Open House

On Thursday, 10 December, BAHA will hold a holiday open house to celebrate the publication of our new and greatly expanded perennial favorite, now titled 41 Berkeley Walking Tours (see details about the book).

The new book, along with other fine publications, will be available for purchase at BAHA, as well as at local bookstores.

Refreshments will be served. We look forward to your visit!

Thursday, 10 December 2009
4:30–7:00 pm
McCreary-Greer House
2318 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

15 November 2009

41 Berkeley Walking Tours

Berkeley’s hidden neighborhoods and architectural treasures come to life in this authoritative guidebook. Discover 1,500 noteworthy buildings and their backgrounds, legacy of the city’s fascinating 150-year history.

41 Berkeley Walking Tours: Architectural Walks Through the University Town is BAHA’s new, completely revised and updated replacement for the popular 41 Walking Tours of Berkeley, Cal.

This book includes entirely new walks, with a short history of each area and a brief description of each building. Each walking tour receives a two-page spread with an introduction, map, and photo of a representative building. Some pages offer tips for detours to nearby attractions.

In addition, the book provides a concise history of Berkeley, a résumé of its prominent architects and builders, and a pictorial compendium of common architectural styles.

See a list of the walking tours, a sample page, and sample entries here.

01 November 2009

Kenney Cottage Community Garden Groundbreaking

Photo: Daniella Thompson

Saturday, 31 October 2009, was Groundbreaking Day for the Kenney Cottage Community Garden at 1631 Fifth Street. The narrow lot, zoned MU-R (Mixed-Use Residential), has been owned by the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency for several decades. BAHA targeted it as the ideal site for the historic Kenney Cottage, which has been temporarily parked at 1275 University Avenue since 2003.

Several years ago, BAHA submitted a proposal to the West Berkeley Project Area Committee (WBPAC), which is charged with assisting the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency in the completion of the West Berkeley Redevelopment Project. After deliberating over a number of options for the lot, the committee recommended that it be made a community resource.

BAHA partnered with the Northern California Land Trust (NCLT), which has leased the lot from the Berkeley Redevelopment Agency.

Neighbors of the site created Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden, enlisting the assistance of the Ecology Center’s Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative (BCGC).

Representatives of all the above organizations were on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking, as volunteers, including members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, built garden-bed boxes in the rear of the lot, planted trees and shrubs along the fence, and sowed a cover crop.

See a photo gallery of the event.

09 August 2009

BAHA Fall Walking Tours

Claremont Creekside (Anthony Bruce)

In conjunction with our revised and expanded edition of the popular 41 Walking Tours of Berkeley, we’ll be leading a series of five walking tours in select Berkeley neighborhoods. All tours take place on a Saturday from 10 am to noon. Tour limit: 25 participants.

Members: $10 per tour / $40 for the series
General: $15 per tour / $50 for the series

Saturday, 19 September 2009
10:00 am–Noon

Dwight Way Station: The Downtown That Never Was
Leader: Steven Finacom

Nineteenth-century business boosters tried unsuccessfully to shift the center of Berkeley’s Downtown several blocks south to Dwight Way Station. They failed, and instead the area became today’s district of fascinating Victorian homes, small-scale commercial buildings, and nearly forgotten historic sites at the intersection of Downtown, the Southside, the Le Conte neighborhood, and the areas west of Shattuck Avenue. Walk is level and accessible, along sidewalks.

Saturday, 26 September 2009
10:00 am–Noon

West Berkeley
Leader: Stephanie Manning

Berkeley’s oldest district, once the independent town of Ocean View, abounds in historic relics and early Victorian architecture, retaining its charming village-like character. Walk is level and accessible, along sidewalks.

Saturday, 3 October 2009
10:00 am–Noon

North-Central Berkeley
Leader: Daniella Thompson

This little-explored area was farmland until the trains came to Berkeley in 1876. It was settled by laborers and tradesmen—some of them quite prosperous—as well as by prominent politicians, architects, and businessmen. In the 20th century, the district housed its share of well-known poets. In the architectural mix are Victorian, shingled Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, and modern buildings, but the dominant style is Colonial Revival, fashionable between 1895 and 1905. Walk is level and accessible, along sidewalks.

Saturday , 10 October 2009
10:00 am–Noon

Claremont Creekside   SOLD OUT
Leader: Anthony Bruce

When Claremont was conceived in the early 1900s, much of Berkeley had been subdivided in the traditional grid pattern without regard for the topography, and creeks had been buried. Why not create a “residential park,” wrote Duncan McDuffie in Claremont’s promotional brochure of 1905, “where the delightful contours of the land are kept intact, the streets curved and parked, and lots are all generous in size, and so laid out as to be planned for homesites, with oaks and a bit of creek, perhaps?” No doubt, the creek-traversed lots were an inspiration to creativity, as the varied configuration of the creek called for unique solutions in home design. Walk is level but not wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, 17 October 2009
10:00 am–Noon

Berkeley Villa Tract
Leader: Susan Cerny

This walk takes us along Codornices Creek through the center of the Berkeley Villa Tract, part of Napoleon Bonaparte Byrne’s 800-acre farm, which was subdivided in 1873. By 1877, Henry B. Berryman owned all of the Villa Tract, Byrne’s house, and the reservoir just west of Euclid Avenue. Walk is moderate, requiring some climbing. Not wheelchair accessible.

To order tickets, print, fill out, and mail the ticket order form.
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Preservation at Work :: Fall Lecture Series

Municipal Rose Garden (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Our fall lecture series is a fundraiser to benefit the Kenney Cottage Restoration Fund.

Tickets: $15 per lecture; $40 for the series
All lectures will take place at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009
7:30 pm

Gray Brechin :: A New Deal for the East Bay: Excavating the Buried Civilization of the Great Depression

New Deal public works agencies that put thousands of men and women to work transformed Berkeley and its sister cities within less than a decade, providing us with schools, parks and recreational facilities, and vital infrastructure from which we all continue to benefit. Gray Brechin will show what California's Living New Deal Project—partially supported by U.C. Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment—has discovered so far.

Dr. Gray Brechin is an historical geographer, a frequent radio and television guest, and a popular public speaker. He is currently a visiting scholar in the U.C. Berkeley Department of Geography and founder and project scholar of California’s Living New Deal Project.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009
7:30 pm

Jane Powell :: Smart Growth, Green Buildings & Other Oxymorons

The speaker takes aim at developers and local planning officials who’ve been propagating urban infill developments by spouting the smart-growth party line about how their developments are “smarter” than paving over farmland or will consist of buildings that are “greener” than the old bungalows or commercial buildings that are still standing in early-20th-century neighborhoods.

Labeled “the bad girl of bungalow writing,” Jane Powell is a restoration consultant, house restorer, lecturer, and author of six books, including Bungalow Kitchens, Bungalow Bathrooms, Bungalow Details: Exterior, Bungalow Details: Interior, Bungalow: The Ultimate Arts and Crafts Home, and Linoleum.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009
7:30 pm

Paul Groth :: Ordinary Storefronts of the Twentieth Century: Clues to the Local Histories of Shopping and Retailing

If we learn their historical vocabulary, store windows tell us much more than what is for sale inside a building. Using examples from the Bay Area and from elsewhere in the U.S., this lecture outlines changing forms used in the design and remodeling of everyday shop windows—and how these changes provide visual clues to the history of local retail investment, shopping culture, gender roles, and the vitality of neighborhood and downtown shopping districts.

Paul Groth is Professor of U.S. Built Environment History at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has served on the faculties of the geography, architecture, and American studies departments since 1983. His most recent book, Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J. B. Jackson (co-edited with Chris Wilson) was published in 2003 by the University of California Press.

To order tickets, print, fill out, and mail the ticket order form.
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First Church of Christ, Scientist Centennial Lecture

The sanctuary (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2007)

Inventing a Mastework: Bernard Maybeck and the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley, 1909–1911.

Speaker: Robert Judson Clark

This is the first event of a two-year observance of the centennial of the unusual building on the corner of Dwight Way and Bowditch Street. Maybeck was selected as architect in the fall of 1909. The first services in the new structure were held in August 1911. Clark will discuss the choice of architect, as well as the collaboration between the committee members, builders, and craftspeople who produced this audacious landmark of modern eclecticism.

Robert Judson Clark is a professor emeritus of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of The Arts and Crafts Movement in America 1876–1916 and Design in America: the Cranbrook vision, 1925–1950.

Thursday, 8 October 2009
7:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist
2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

This event is being co-sponsored by the Friends of First Church.

Tickets: $15. To order tickets, visit our Events Calendar or use the ticket order form.

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Learn how to fix double-hung windows

Architect and BAHA board member Shawn Smith will lead a hands-on workshop in which you can learn how to repair your double-hung wooden windows. The workshop will be conducted on Saturday, 12 September 2009, 2 pm, at BAHA’s McCreary-Greer House, 2318 Durant Avenue. Cost: $15. Advance registration required. To register, send an e-mail to BAHA or call (510) 841-2242.

24 July 2009

The carpenter, the baker, and the Classics professor

Moran-Wright house, 2001 Francisco Street
(photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

The sky-blue Victorian villa—part Stick-Eastlake, part Gothic Revival, and proudly holding aloft a tower and weathervane on the northeastern corner of Francisco and Milvia Streets—is a striking sight.

Passersby who know nothing of its storied past are often captivated by the rows of cobalt-blue glass bottles lined along its window sills. If they raise their eyes, they may admire the handsomely proportioned windows, the classically balustraded balcony, and the numerous curved brackets gracing the house.

This edifice, popularly known as the Flagg House, has long been the subject of local legends, some of them propagated by local historians.

Read the whole story here.

06 July 2009

Beltane Ranch: From ‘Dusty Place’ to ‘Mammy’s Place’

Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

Before there was a Glen Ellen, much of Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon was part of the 18,833-acre Rancho Los Guilucos. The rancho—its name was later corrupted to Guilicos—was granted in 1837 by Gov. Juan Bautista Alvarado to John Wilson and his wife, Ramona Carrillo, sister-in-law of General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.

In the late 1870s, Captain John Hamilton Drummond established his Dunfillan Vineyard on 150 acres of the rancho. After his death, the land was acquired by the wealthiest black woman in San Francisco, Mary Ellen Pleasant, widely known as “Mammy” Pleasant and now called the “Mother of Civil Rights in California.”

Read the whole story here.

27 June 2009

In Glen Ellen, a Pig Palace, a Wolf House, and other wonders

Jack and Charmian London at Beauty Ranch (Bancroft Library, University of California)

The hamlet of Glen Ellen, in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon, numbers fewer than a thousand inhabitants. In compensation, it is rich in scenic beauty and historic interest. Not the least interesting local resident was Jack London (1876–1916), who first bought land here in 1905. In those days, London was America’s best-known and most highly paid writer. His discovery of Glen Ellen came about through a Berkeley connection.

Read the full story here.

17 June 2009

BAHA 2009 Preservation Awards

Edgar Dorsey Taylor House (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

The 2009 edition of the BAHA Preservation Awards is online.

This year, the winners’ range of ages and styles is broader than ever. The oldest house was built in 1890, the youngest in 1993. Architectural styles vary from Victorian to ultra-modern, from Arts & Crafts to International Style. Among the honorees are three apartment buildings, a cottage built of Thermotite, a dwelling clad in plywood, and another that used to be plywood-clad but is now partially covered with modular cement panels.

These award-winning projects are a credit to the spirit and ingenuity of their owners, designers, and craftspeople, and an example to us all.

15 June 2009

Rustic Traditions in Southern California’s Mountain Resorts

Eloc Lodge, Idyllwild, CA (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

What traits do the resorts of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains share with the Adirondacks? Log construction, native stone work, and decorative work in twigs, branches, and bark.

Unlike the Adirondack Park—the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States, created in 1892 by the State of New York to remain “forever wild”—Southern California’s scenic mountains are administered by a patchwork of federal and state agencies, Indian reservations, and private entities.

Not many of the old Southern California log houses are still standing, but several fine examples can be found in Idyllwild, at the foot of Tahquitz Rock, and Fawnskin, on the northern shore of Big Bear Lake.

See them here.

05 June 2009

If Julia Morgan could see the Berkeley City Club now

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

What is steel-reinforced concrete? How was the multi-story Berkeley City Club building constructed in these materials? How could it have been completed in only 11 months in 1929-30 without modern construction equipment? Are these ceilings and beams really formed concrete? How were the beautiful columns and ornamental details crafted? Is this building method secure and seismically strong? Could this building and these decorative elements be replicated today?

John Maillard, concrete specialist (JFM Enterprises Inc., Waterproofing and Restoration Services), will address these questions and more at a lecture sponsored by the Landmark Heritage Foundation. 

Free admission.

Monday, 8 June 2009, 7 pm
Berkeley City Club Drawing Room
2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley

(510) 848-7800; (510) 883-9710

14 May 2009

Maybeck Country: 2009 House Tour photo gallery

Maybeck Cottage (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

Despite the threat of rain, our Maybeck Country spring house tour on 3 May proved to be a highly rewarding and memorable event.

See photos of the tour in our online gallery.

08 April 2009

Mayor Bates to visit proposed Kenney Cottage site

Kenney cottage on the move down Addison St. in 1906
(photo courtesy of the Berkeley Firefighters Association provided by Richard Schwartz)

Patty Marcks of Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden writes:

Please come out to show Berkeley’s Mayor Tom Bates that you support this project for the city-owned vacant lot on Fifth Street in northwest Berkeley. Tell your friends and neighbors.

When: Monday, 13 April 2009, 3:45 pm. The mayor is scheduled to arrive around 4 pm.
Where: Front yard of 1629 Fifth Street, next door to the site of the proposed project (between Virginia & Cedar Streets).
Who: Neighborhood residents and other Berkeley supporters of Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden; the Mayor; representatives of the project’s two development partners, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) and Northern California Land Trust (NCLT).

Don’t forget to come to the West Berkeley PAC meeting later the same week, on Thursday, 16 April 7 pm at James Kenney Recreation Center, 7th & Virginia Streets.

04 April 2009

Cathedral of Christ the Light

Photo: Pam Strayer, 2009

A record crowd of 77 people turned out yesterday for BAHA’s outing to the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. Pam Strayer, a contributor to the John Hudson Thomas Journal, went on the tour and recorded it in a beautiful set of photographs that she published on Flickr.

The photos are also available as a slideshow.

20 March 2009

Timothy Pflueger Day in SF

Timothy L. Pflueger in 1936, sketched by Peter
van Valkenburg (Wikipedia)

Sunday, 22 March 2009 will be proclaimed Timothy Pflueger Day by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The architect (1892–1946), who was born in San Francisco and lived there all his life, is having a street named after him.

Chelsea Place, an alley jutting south from the 600 block of Bush Street between Powell and Stockton streets (and located directly behind the Pflueger-designed 450 Sutter skyscraper), will henceforth be known as Pflueger Place.

The proclamation will be read at noon on Sunday at the entrance to Pflueger Place (641 Bush Street). Pflueger family members, SF city officials, former Board supervisors, local architectural historians, author Therese Poletti, and Art Deco lovers will will break champagne bottles on or near the street sign.

Three of Pflueger’s Berkeley buildings, all located at Shattuck Square, are designated landmarks.

18 March 2009

From Maybeck to Modern :: House Tour Lecture Series

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009

In conjunction with our Spring House Tour, Maybeck Country: Hillside Houses of the Early- and Mid-20th Century, we are offering the three-lecture series From Maybeck to Modern.

Tickets: $15 per lecture; $40 for the series
All lectures will take place at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009
7:30 pm

Robert Judson Clark :: Buena Vista: Maybeck and the Year 1907

Many of Bernard Maybeck’s finest residential designs, including his own house on Buena Vista Way, were created in this watershed year.

Robert Judson Clark is a professor emeritus of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He is the author of The Arts and Crafts Movement in America 1876–1916 and Design in America: the Cranbrook vision, 1925–1950.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009
7:30 pm

Henrik Bull :: Bay Area Architecture of the 1950s and 1960s

Bay Area mid-century architecture as seen through the eyes of an architect who began his practice here during the 1950s.

Henrik Bull is founder and principal of Bull Stockwell Allen/BSA Architects.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009
7:30 pm

Waverly Lowell :: Greenwood Common: Living Modern

The story of William Wurster and his iconic development of mid-century houses surrounding a landscaped common overlooking the Golden Gate.

Waverly Lowell is Curator of the Environmental Design Archives at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Living Modern: A Biography of Greenwood Common, to be published by William Stout this spring.

To order tickets, print, fill out, and mail the ticket order form.
You can also pay fo by credit card via PayPal. Please specify number of tickets and lecture date[s] in the Description line.

17 March 2009

Maybeck Country :: BAHA Spring House Tour

Photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004

Our 34th Spring House Tour, Maybeck Country: Hillside Houses of the Early- and Mid-20th Century, will take place on Sunday, 3 May 2009, from 1 to 5 pm.

For information and tickets, see the tour page.

10 March 2009

The Montealegre House: a mystery solved

The Montealegre House, 2601 Dana Street (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2009)

The stately Italianate house at the southeast corner of Dana and Parker streets has long been believed to be the Hillegass House. Some years ago, BAHA board member Jerry Sulliger began to question the claim that this house had originally been built on Hillegass property. Jerry’s subsequent extensive research revealed an even more fascinating history connected with this Victorian, now known to be the Montealegre House.

Jerry’s article was published in the current BAHA Newsletter (No. 130). An updated version with newly discovered facts and many more images is available on the BAHA website.

11 February 2009

Outings on Fridays

Our popular series of guided tours, organized by Sally Sachs, returns this spring and summer. The tours take place on the first Friday of the month. Lunch is optional and not included in tour price. Lunch reservation must be made at least 5 days prior to each tour.
$15 per tour or $40 for the series

 Friday, 6 March 2009
10:30 am

Paramount Theatre
Timothy Pflueger’s Art Deco masterpiece. Tour will include all the breathtaking public spaces and include a look at the behind-the-scenes workings of the theater. Lunch at a nearby restaurant.

 Friday, 3 April 2009
10:15 am

Cathedral of Christ the Light
The dramatic glass cathedral, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, stands on the shore of Lake Merritt. It was dedicated last September. Box lunch on the grounds.

 Friday, 12 June 2009
11:30 am and 11:45 am

Ardenwood Historic Farm
A fully-functioning 1890s farm, preserved in a modern world. Tour includes the restored Patterson House on the grounds. Choose one of two tour times and also take a train ride on the grounds at 10:30 or after the tour. Bring a picnic lunch.

To order tickets, send a check made out to BAHA and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Outings on Fridays
P.O. Box 1137
Berkeley, CA 94701

You can also pay for tickets by credit card via PayPal. Please specify your outing date[s].

28 January 2009

Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden

Kenney Cottage (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Patty Marcks, president of Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden, writes:
The Berkeley Redevelopment Agency is seriously considering a proposal to relocate the historic Kenney Cottage to a city-owned vacant lot at 1631 Fifth Street.

The proposal, of which BAHA is a co-applicant along with Northern California Land Trust (NCLT), also calls for the renovation of the cottage and for a community garden on the site.

Once restored, the cottage would be used for public benefit and activities as yet undetermined. Among the uses proposed are a museum space, art gallery space, space for neighborhood or community gatherings or events, classes, meetings, or office space for a local non-profit organization. It is likely that the cottage would several different uses.

The immediate neighborhood is strongly supportive of this project. The Redevelopment Agency Board (City Council members wearing their other hat) is tentatively scheduled to consider the proposal on 2 June 2009, and perhaps even to vote on it then.

However, it’s been made clear, both by our district City Council member and by the staff of the Redevelopment Agency, that this proposal will have no chance of being approved by the Agency Board unless an organization were to be in place with the capacity to ensure the ongoing viability of the project once it’s been completed. They are concerned about the community garden aspect of the project, as well as operation and maintenance of the cottage and its auxiliary structures (if any).

The City of Berkeley is committed to have nothing further to do with maintaining this property once it’s been transferred to others. It will not provide free water or other free amenities (except for some free compost), as it does with other community gardens in Berkeley. An unfortunate fact, but one we must live with.

This is where the Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden come in. In addition to showing the city that there’s strong neighborhood support for this project, we would demonstrate that a structure and a funding mechanism exist for ensuring the survival of both elements of the project.

Our neighborhood-based members, joined by community experts and supporters, would oversee (or help the new property owner, NCLT oversee) the day-to-day operations of Kenney Cottage & Garden, would employ sufficient persons, whether paid or volunteer, to oversee and manage the garden, to keep the Kenney Cottage clean and maintained, to manage the access to and use of both the cottage and garden facilities, and would raise funds, through a combination of user fees, rental fees for use of the cottage, community donations and grant funding, for the purpose of doing all the aforementioned.

We would love for BAHA members to get on board and support our organization in any way they can. Anyone can be a member of the Friends; all you have to do is e-mail me or call (510) 526-7828.

I invite you to participate in our first fundraising event:

Saturday, 7 Feb. through Tuesday, 10 Feb. 2009
11 am–5 pm
(No Early Birds, please)
The Colors of Love
Valentine’s Day Yard Sale
Benefit Fundraiser for Friends of Kenney Cottage Garden
1629 Fifth Street, Berkeley

20 January 2009

Last chance to see the Pardee Home

The historic Pardee Home Museum, residence of George Pardee, governor of California, is closing, and its future is uncertain.

We have scheduled a tour of the house for Thursday, 29 January at 1:00 pm. This is a last chance to participate in a tour led by David Nickolai, who will be leaving for China in February. Meet at 12:45 at 672 11th Street, Oakland. Admission $5.00.

27 January 2009: The BAHA tour is sold out. You can still call call the Pardee Home Museum at (510) 444-2187 to see about tours this Saturday and Sunday.

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.

08 January 2009

Julia Morgan inducted into the California Hall of Fame

Architect Julia Morgan was one of twelve people inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2008. Miss Morgan’s great patrons, the Hearst family, were inducted two years ago.

Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, The California Museum’s California Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to honor legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history (see all inductees).

The Landmark Heritage Foundation will celebrate the Miss Morgan’s induction with an event on Sunday, 18 January from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. The celebration will take place at the Berkeley City Club (Julia Morgan, 1929), 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

A constribution of $25 per person is requested. If you wish to attend, please mail a check payable to:

Landmark Heritage Foundation
2315 Durant Avenue, Suite 306
Berkeley, CA 94704

Reservations will be held at the door. For fuether information, please call (510) 883-9710 or visit berkeleycityclub.com.