27 January 2022

Storybook Style lecture

Thursday, 10 February 2022
7:00 pm
Presenter: Daniella Thompson
Free online event
Register here

Berkeley is a treasure trove of buildings that look as if they’ve stepped out of a Mother Goose fairy tale. In the course of this illustrated talk, we’ll pay a visit to and marvel at the fanciful work of specialists in the whimsical genre that manifested itself during the 1920s.

Architects and builders who left their mark on Berkeley’s “Hansel & Gretel” architecture include William Raymond Yelland, Jack Thornburg, Francis Harvey Slocombe, Carr Jones, Sidney & Noble Newsom, W.W. Dixon, and the Fox Brothers.

Editor of the BAHA website and author of the article series East Bay: Then and Now, Daniella Thompson will showcase both well-known and obscure examples of Storybook Style in the East Bay.

This lecture is presented under the aegis of Councilmember Sophie Hahn.


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