10 February 2022

The historic Montgomery-Spear House for sale at $1

Real-estate management firm SteelWave LLC, which is developing a property in West Berkeley, is offering an Italianate house standing at 2212 Fifth Street for sale at $1.

Known as the Montgomery-Spear House, the structure was the home of politician Charles Henry Spear (1862–1928), who began as Berkeley’s town clerk and was subsequently elected Alameda county recorder and appointed president of the State Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The seller will share the cost of moving the structure to the buyer’s site, which must be in Berkeley. Interested parties must demonstrate the ability to accept the building on the new site by May 2022.

Information on the offer is available here.


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