North Branch Berkeley Public Library

North Branch Berkeley Public Library (HMAC6)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94707 Alameda County
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N 37° 53.12', W 122° 16.509'

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James W. Plachek, Architect, 1936

City of Berkeley Landmark
Designated in 2001

North Branch Berkeley Public Library
James W. Plachek, Architect, 1936

North Branch Library is one of Berkeley's many civic buildings by James Plachek, including the Central Library (1930), the Claremont Branch Library (1924), and John Muir School (1919). Well sited in a triangular park, the building offers a harmonious gateway to the surrounding Northbrae neighborhood. It was designed in the Spanish Revival stylewith a low-pitched red tile roof, central tower, and deeply inset arched windows. The project was funded by the Federal Works Progress Administration and the city. When it opened, civic leaders proclaimed this "one of the most beautiful publicbuildings in the City of Berkeley."

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project2004
HM NumberHMAC6
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 563739 N 4193340
Decimal Degrees37.88533333, -122.27515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.12', W 122° 16.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 7.20" N, 122° 16' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)510
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1859-1899 Hopkins St, Berkeley CA 94707, US
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