Architectural Heritage of the UC Campus & Panoramic Hill Area above the Stadium

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
the area.

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.

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  • Jordan H.

    Bill: You are confused about something. The map is perfect. Let's go over this off-line. Call me at[masked]

    February 25, 2014

  • Bill

    The attached map appears to be from a previous hike.

    February 25, 2014

  • Bill

    It appears that the walk ends at Shattuck and Berryman, so we then walk back to where we parked in the Telegraph Channing garage? Just curious as I have an event in Vallejo starting at around 3:00 so I need to park where I can leave for Vallejo conviently at the end of the walk.

    February 24, 2014

  • Jordan H.

    Don't miss this charming tour.

    February 17, 2014

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