27 March 2017

Richard Schwartz launches new book with multiple events

Builders Booksource presents

A walking tour of the Peralta Park neighborhood

Led by Richard Schwartz

Saturday, 29 April 2017
1:00 pm
1316 Albina Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94706

Tickets: $20, or $10 with book purchase
Reservations: (510) 845-6874

Historian Richard Schwartz is marking the release of his latest book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis (RSB Books, April 2017), with a walking tour of Peralta Park, the North Berkeley subdivision developed by Maurice B. Curtis, the actor who made his name as “Sam’l of Posen” and who built the fabled Peralta Park Hotel.

The author’s additional book-launch events in Berkeley:

Saturday, 8 April 2017
Public Book Launch Party
Program & Book Signing
5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Berkeley Public Library/North Branch
1170 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Talk & Book Signing
7:30 pm
Pegasus Books
1855 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

Thursday, 18 May 2017
Author’s Night
7:00 pm
Thousand Oaks Neighborhood Association
Thousand Oaks Baptist Church
1821 Catalina Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

Saturday, 22 July 2017
Program & Book Signing
1:00 pm
Berkeley Central Public Library
2090 Kittredge Street (at Shattuck)
Berkeley, CA 94704

04 March 2017

BAHA 2017 Spring House Tour

Announcing our 42nd Spring House Tour and
Garden Reception

Sunday, May 7, 2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tour map, illustrated guidebook & refreshments provided
General $45; BAHA members $35

This year’s tour focuses on Claremont Park, the elegant, leafy neighborhood developed by Duncan McDuffie and laid out to conform to the existing topography, celebrating the creeks, oaks, and gentle slopes to create a setting for well-designed residences.

Open on the tour will be several exceptional houses designed by John Hudson Thomas between 1911 and 1914—the architect’s most daring and creative period. Also featured will be neighboring houses designed by top Bay Area architects, including Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Albert Farr, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., and Harris C. Allen.

Tour goers will also have the opportunity to visit several glorious creekside gardens.

For complete information and tickets, see the House Tour page.