Hillside School

Hillside School (HM10FA)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94708 Alameda County
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N 37° 52.86', W 122° 15.563'

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Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect, 1925

— Listed on the National Register of Historic Places —

City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1982
Berkeley architect and civic leader Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr. designed the Hillside School as one his last public commissions. The school takes its name from the Hillside Club, an early 20th-century Berkeley group that promoted harmony with nature and Arts and Crafts ideals, and helped establish the Bay Region tradition of architecture.

Built as a replacement for a rustic shingled school destroyed in the 1923 Berkeley Fire, this Tudor-style building is distinguished for its craftsmanship, proportions, and use of natural light. Notable features include a paneled auditorium with a grand multipaned window, a fireproof slate roof, and heavy wood doors with Gothic archways. "The Mothers' Club," founded in 1902 at Hillside School, was the earliest established PTA in Northern California.
HM NumberHM10FA
Year Placed2000
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565129 N 4192870
Decimal Degrees37.88100000, -122.25938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.86', W 122° 15.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 51.60" N, 122° 15' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)831, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2548-2564 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley CA 94708, US
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