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Posted inCommunity, Events, Housing & Development

4 Berkeley buildings to get upgrades after library lawsuit

Ashkenaz will use a $27,000 grant it received from the Berkeley Preservation Trust to seismically upgrade its building and help fund a new roof. Photo: Joe Balestreri A bell tower constructed in 1878. A nursery school built in 1927. An import-export warehouse converted into a music venue. A prefabricated panel cottage put together in 1887. […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley Historical Plaques highlight local history

John Hudson Thomas built this house at 959 Indian Rock Ave. for his daughter. Photo: Robert Kehlmann John Hudson Thomas built this house at 959 Indian Rock Ave. for his daughter. Photo: Robert Kehlmann The Berkeley Historical Plaque Project has been calling attention to Berkeley’s history since 1997, when it started to place oval plaques on historic […]

Posted inCity

Berkeley Historical Plaques: Crowd-sourcing history

“S.P. Train, Shattuck Ave.,” postcard (ca.1909), Sarah Wikander collection Finding out about Berkeley’s history just got a whole lot easier. The organizations responsible for putting up green and white oval plaques on historical sites around the city have created a new website, but one with a twist. In addition to short articles about the background […]