Berkeley HistoryThe District was part of the land granted by the king of Spain in 1820 to the Luis Peralta Family. The land was later purchased from Jose Domingo Peralta by four San Francisco businessmen. In 1855, James McGee (1814-1899), a newly arrived Irish immigrant, purchased and began farming 115 acres east of California Street. McGee was elected to Berkeley's first Board of Trustees in 1878.
|Placed By||Berkeley Historical Plaque Project|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 1:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 563431 N 4190815|
|Decimal Degrees||37.86260000, -122.27886667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 51.756', W 122° 16.732'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 51' 45.36" N, 122° 16' 43.92" W|
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|Area Code(s)||510, 415|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2447-2499 California St, Berkeley CA 94703, US|
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