Join Anne Good and Jordan Herrmann for this unique tour.
Recommended parking, 2430 Durant Ave. At the Telegraph-Channing Parking Garage in Berkeley. Meet at the corner of Telegraph Ave. and Durant a few steps from the garage.We'll meet in front of the corner store there called T-Shirt Orgy.
Easiest driving or BART directions: University Ave, exit, I-80, take University Ave. (about 3mi). Then follow the Google map above.
BART, to Downtown Berkeley,
walk South on Shattuck Ave. to Durant , go left several blocks to the garage meeting location. (see included map)
All outings depart on time, we don't want you to miss out, so be sure to be on time. If this is your first time coming to this location please plan carefully and leave extra time. Events always depart on schedule.
The beginning of the tour will look at the Architectural Heritage homes and streetscapes in the Panoramic Hill neighborhood above football stadium.
Hill paths, old cement stairs and Beaux-Arts streetscapes with beautiful views of the Bay and Bay Area below.
We'll identify specific houses designed and built by Bernard Maybeck, John Galen Howard, Julia Morgan, William Wurst and others. Including one of the eight by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Bay Area.
Lunch, on the patio of the International House or brown bag with us there.
The second part of the tour will focus on the classical Ecole des Beaux-Arts, "Athens of the West", campus core buildings along the university's master plan axis, of 1898.
In particular those early campus buildings designed and built by UC Professor, Chairman of the UC Architecture School & Campus Architect, John Galen Howard, who designed and built twenty-four still standing Campus facilities.
Learn about the early 19th century competition between the Stanford and
Hearst families to make "their" University, the most prominent.
Lastly there are many excellent shops and boutiques in the immediate
vicinity. So you can plan for a shopping sojourn afterwards while in
We'll cover about four miles of some steep uphills, stairways and streets.
Wear sturdy walking shoes or light hiking boots. Don't risk a twisted ankle by wearing flimsy footwear.
(A very strong Pacific storm system will cancel, but if it is normal rain, just wear your raingear and it’s always a go.)
In order as pictured: Julia Morgan 1912, #s 5-11 Panoramic Way; Steilberg House, 1922 #1 Orchard Lane; Bernard Maybeck 1901, #23 Panoramic Way; Frank Lloyd Wright[masked], #13 Mosswood Rd.
Above, basement, Life Sciences Bldg.