John Galen Howard, Architect; R.A. Mansell, Landscape Architect 1907
— City of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1992 —Berkeley's Northbrae residential subdivision was opened in 1907 by the Mason-McDuffie Company, John Galen Howard - then Supervising Architect of the University of California - designed the Circle and the stairways, benches, and stone pillars used as streetmarkers. The landscape of broad, curving streets and a network of pathways and staircases that connected with streetcars and a commuter train was designed by the University of California professor and landscape architect R.E. Mansell. Many of the streets in Nortbrae were named after California counties as part of a nearly successful effort to persuade the state legislators to move the capital from Sacramento to Berkeley. A number of parks sited around large natural rock outcroppings near the Circle contain grinding stones that are evidence of the area's indigenous population.
|Placed By||Berkeley Historical Plaque Project|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 2:10am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 563985 N 4193848|
|Decimal Degrees||37.88990000, -122.27230000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 53.394', W 122° 16.338'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 53' 23.64" N, 122° 16' 20.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1011 Fountain Walk, Berkeley CA 94707, US|
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