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Posted inSchools

Historic Berkeley High Old Gym makes way for the new

Old Gymnasium’s Woman’s Pool (1929 addition) after seismic upgrade c.1937. Photo: courtesy BUSD Old Gymnasium’s Woman’s Pool (1929 addition) after seismic upgrade c.1937. Photo: courtesy BUSD Demolition work began this week on Berkeley High’s Old Gym on Milvia Street. The building has not been in use by students since October 2011 when it was abruptly […]

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City Council approves pools measure, debates streets

Council voted to put a pools measure on the ballot. Willard Pool, which was filled with dirt in 2011, is top of mind. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Council voted to put a pools measure on the ballot. Willard Pool, which was filled with dirt in 2011, is top of mind. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel A comparatively quiet City Council meeting sprang into life […]

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Saving Berkeley High’s Old Gymnasium: A proposal

Berkeleyside exclusive: The Old Gymnasium on the Berkeley High School campus, a landmarked building originally designed by William Hays, has fallen into disrepair — see slideshow above — and the School District is suggesting it be demolished. Noted Berkeley architect Henrik Bull has a different suggestion: It is easy to understand why the School Board […]