Golden Sheaf Bakery Annex

Golden Sheaf Bakery Annex (HMXZN)

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

N 37° 52.263', W 122° 16.155'

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City of Berkeley Landmark - designated in 1978

— Clinton Day, Architect, 1905 * Jim Novosel, Architect, 2000 —

Listed on the National Record of Historic Places

In 1877, English immigrant John G. Wright founded the Golden Sheaf, Berkeley's first wholesale/retail bakery. The original bakery, with a public dining room, stood around the corner on Shattuck Avenue. Bakers lived in an on-site dormitory and students boarded in rooms upstairs. The business grew into the region's largest bakery, and this annex was constructed to house its fleet of horse-drawn delivery wagons. Wright helped found a bakers' union in 1904, and provided a meeting place here for groups advocating termperance and women's suffrage. In 1906 the bakery produced thousands of loaves of bread to feed refugees from the San Francisco earthquake.

The bakery business was sold to Wonderbread in 1909 and was moved from this site. In 2000, developer Avi Nevo renovated and restored the building. He then donated it to the adjacent Berkeley Repertory Theater to house its children's education center. The brick facade still features the Golden Sheaf name and symbol in terra-cotta relief.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564270 N 4191759
Decimal Degrees37.87105000, -122.26925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.263', W 122° 16.155'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 15.78" N, 122° 16' 9.30" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2025-2071 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704, US
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