Whittier School

Whittier School (HM10NW)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94709 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.586', W 122° 16.231'

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Dragon, Schmidts, Hardman and Officer, Associated Architects, 1939

— Chester Bowles, Jr. and Associates, 1994 —

City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1984
This reinforced concrete Moderne-style building replaced an 1892 wood frame school. Faculty of the original school planted the five Coast Redwoods at the southwestern edge of the school grounds. The structure is notable for its molded detailing, fluted columns, curve balconies, and rooftop sun deck. Spacious classrooms with large operable windows expressed an early 20th-century emphasis on the healthful benefits of sunlight and fresh air.

Changes to the building's Depression-era design occurred during an extensive structural renovation in 1994. The school was named after the American poet John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).
HM NumberHM10NW
Year Placed2000
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 6:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564154 N 4192355
Decimal Degrees37.87643333, -122.27051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.586', W 122° 16.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 35.16" N, 122° 16' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2001-2015 Virginia St, Berkeley CA 94709, US
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