Panoramic Hill

Panoramic Hill (HM110G)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.146', W 122° 14.951'

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

— A National Historic District —

Berkeley History
The Panoramic Hill Historic District typifies Berkeley's early hillside neighborhoods. Steep and narrow Panoramic Way, carved out in 1888, opened the hill to residential development. University professors and early Sierra Club members were among the first residents. They engaged such influential architects as Ernest Coxhead, Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Walter Steilberg, and William Wurster, whose work collectively span several eras of Bay Region style architecture. Flanked by Strawberry Creek an Derby Creek canyons, the hill is one of the most extensive surviving Arts and Crafts neighborhoods in Berkeley.

Pedestrian byways, from formal Orchard Lane with its 1910 Beaux-Arts staircase to rustic footpaths like Mosswood Lane, tread between houses and roadway. Although part of Strawberry Creek was culverted in 1923, bucolic wooded canyons and panoramic views remain.
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HM NumberHM110G
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 566037 N 4191557
Decimal Degrees37.86910000, -122.24918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.146', W 122° 14.951'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 8.76" N, 122° 14' 57.06" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250-298 Mosswood Lane, Berkeley CA 94704, US
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