City of Berkeley Landmark
— Designated in 1986 —Here a venerable oak tree was saved by Annie Maybeck (1867-1956), wife of architect Bernard Maybeck. She is said to have "marched off to city hall" to protest the cutting of native trees during street paving early in the 20th Century. She and other influential women founded the Hillside Club to promote "building with nature". The Club proclaimed that "the few native trees that have survived centuries should be jealously preserved....bend the roads, divide the lots, place the houses to accomodate them!"
|Placed By||City of Berkeley|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 565208 N 4192380|
|Decimal Degrees||37.87658333, -122.25853333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 52.595', W 122° 15.512'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 52' 35.70" N, 122° 15' 30.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1747-1799 Leroy Ave, Berkeley CA 94709, US|
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