Temple of Wings

Temple of Wings (HM10FD)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94708 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.848', W 122° 15.382'

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Bernard Maybeck/A. Randolph Monroe, Architects; 1911

— Edna Deakin/Clarence Dakin, Architects; 1924 —

City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1992
In one of Berkeley's more eccentric experiments in living, Charles and Florence Boynton built their family residence as a version of a Greco-Roman temple with no walls. Two circular, open-air porches were ringed by 34 concrete Corinthian columns. Canvas shades were hung between the columns in bad weather. A curving roof formed the building's "wings." And a central open-terrace served as a stage where Mrs. Boynton, a girlhood friend of Isadora Duncan, taught generations of dance students.

The Berkeley Fire of 1923 burned all but the columns and the home was rebuilt with more conventional rooms. It was remodeled again after the Boynton family sold it in 1994.
HM NumberHM10FD
Year Placed2000
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565395 N 4192850
Decimal Degrees37.88080000, -122.25636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.848', W 122° 15.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 50.88" N, 122° 15' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)831, 510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2800 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley CA 94708, US
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