14 May 2015

Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards Presentation

Thursday, 28 May 2015
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

6:30 Social Hour — no-host wine bar
7:00 Buffet Dinner ($35 by reservation)*
7:30 Business Meeting and Election of Officers & Directors — free coffee & dessert for all
8:00 Preservation Awards Presentation

* Dinner will be provided by Mediterraneo Catering. The $35 per-person price includes one glass of wine.

To reserve, please send a check made out to BAHA (to reach us no later than 25 May) to:

BAHA
2318 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

You may also order online. Please include the names of your guests.

For further information, call (510) 841-2242 or e-mail to baha@berkeleyheritage.com.

Sitting in Style: Unabridged Reflections on the Swedenborgian Chair

Sunday, 7 June 2015
5:00 pm
San Francisco Swedenborgian Church
2107 Lyon Street, San Francisco

If you’ve missed Tim Hansen’s fascinating lecture about the birth of the Mission-style chair in our Fall 2013 series, here’s another chance. This free illustrated talk will focus on American Arts & Crafts design; A.J. Forbes & Son, the manufacturers of the Swedenborgian chair; and the question of the chair’s designer and its influence.

07 May 2015

New Landscapes in Preservation

Thursday, 21 May 2015
7:30 pm
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Tickets $15 at the door or in advance.

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne will discuss how the historic preservation movement in California has become slow and reactive, and how it can get back ahead of the curve of public taste. The talk will feature several case studies, including a guest house by Julia Morgan on the Hearst-Davies beachfront estate.

05 May 2015

History of Solano Avenue and environs

Historian Richard Schwartz will deliver an illustrated talk about the early history of the area around Solano Avenue at the Thousand Oaks Neighborhood Association’s annual meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on 21 May 2015 at the Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Avenue (use the side entrance).