Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden

Benjamin Ide Wheeler House and Garden (HM10G3)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
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N 37° 52.522', W 122° 15.738'

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Edgar A. Mathew, Architect, 1900

— Louis Hobart, Architect, 1911 —

City of Berkeley Landmarks
designated in 1986
When prominent educator Benjamin Ide Wheeler became president of the University of California in 1899, he and his wife built this spacious home. They entertained many dignitaries here, including President Theodore Roosevelt. Wheeler guided the University of California through two decades of rapid growth in enrollment, academic stature, and new buildings. In 1911, the Wheelers moved to the newly completed "Presidents Mansion" (now University House) on campus. They sold this property and it was later remodeled.

During the 1923 Berkeley Fire this house, and the home and reception hall next door, built by University regent and benefactress Phoebe Hearst, were saved by UC students who beat out the flying sparks with wet sacks.
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HM NumberHM10G3
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564877 N 4192243
Decimal Degrees37.87536667, -122.26230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.522', W 122° 15.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 31.32" N, 122° 15' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1816 Scenic Ave, Berkeley CA 94709, US
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