North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church

North Berkeley Congregational (Grace North) Church (HM10NR)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
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N 37° 52.714', W 122° 16.055'

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James W. Plachek, Architect, 1913

City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1999
When architect James Plachek was hired at the age of 29 to design this church, it was his first major commission in Berkeley. He later designed many public and commercial buildings, including the Berkeley Public Library. Because of its similarity to many Arts and Crafts-style homes of the same era, the church was nicknamed the "Berkeley Bungalow Church." Although nearly half its parishioners lost their homes in the 1923 Berkeley Fire, the church itself narrowly escaped destruction.

Founded in 1892, the parish survived great social changes, renaming itself several times. It reincorporated as Grace North Church in 1995.
HM NumberHM10NR
Year Placed2008
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564410 N 4192594
Decimal Degrees37.87856667, -122.26758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.714', W 122° 16.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 42.84" N, 122° 16' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2138 Cedar St, Berkeley CA 94709, US
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