Jensen House

Jensen House (HM10G0)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
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N 37° 52.73', W 122° 15.424'

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George Jensen, Builder

— 1891 —

City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1996
This is one of the earliest houses built in the north Berkeley hills. George Jensen came from Denmark and was a contractor in Los Angeles before moving to Berkeley. Members of the Jensen family lived in the house for nearly a century. In 1912, following the influence of Berkeley's Hillside Club and its advocacy that homes should blend with nature, the Victorian-style house was clad in wooden shingles.

The Jensen House is one of only 50 buildings in this neighborhood that survived the 1923 Berkeley Fire. When the City's water mains ran dry, the Jensens and some of their neighbors used water from a well on the property to save their houses.
HM NumberHM10G0
Year Placed2000
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565335 N 4192631
Decimal Degrees37.87883333, -122.25706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.73', W 122° 15.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 43.80" N, 122° 15' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1645-1651 La Loma Ave, Berkeley CA 94709, US
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