J. Gorman & Son Building

J. Gorman & Son Building (HMJKO)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 51.809', W 122° 15.511'

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Constructed circa 1880

— Additions and renovations 1890, 1906, 1940, 2005 —

City of Berkeley Landmark
designated in 1982

John and Margaret Gorman moved their furniture and upholstery shop to this location in 1880. It is one of Berkeley's oldest commercial buildings and a surviving example of the Victorian-era "corner store." The original two-story structure fronts Telegraph Avenue. The Parker Street wing, diagonal corner entrance, and turret were added in 1906. The entire structure was renovated in 2005.

Gorman's inventory became known for the unfinished yet functional beds, bookcases, and desks that served the burgeoning university community. In the early days they also made coffins. Four generations of the family operated the business until it was sold in 1997 and later moved to Oakland.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
Year Placed2007
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565221 N 4190927
Decimal Degrees37.86348333, -122.25851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 51.809', W 122° 15.511'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 51' 48.54" N, 122° 15' 30.66" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2597 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA 94704, US
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