The purchase of film critic Pauline Kael’s former home at 2419 Oregon St. means that the murals painted she hired the artist Jess to paint will be preserved. The new owner has promised to keep them intact for 10 years.
From outside, the house at 2419 Oregon St. in central Berkeley is an unassuming two-story brown shingle. But to those who know the artistic history of the Bay Area, the home is an important artifact. The building was once home to renowned film critic Pauline Kael, and it also houses a number of murals by Kael’s friend, the legendary […]
By Steven Finacom Telegraph Avenue’s Sequoia Apartments building, seriously damaged in a fire on Friday, November 18, 2011, is a stately and historic edifice that helped define the character of Telegraph Avenue in both the early 20th century and in the 1960s. Constructed in 1916, the 96-year-old, 39-apartment, building was part of an early 20th […]