Soda Works Building

Soda Works Building (HMJL0)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704 Alameda County
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N 37° 51.893', W 122° 15.5'

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E.A. Spalding, Contractor 1888

Robert Agers constructed this building to manufacture "the very best soda water" for customers throughout California. The recessed storefronts, second-floor oriel windows, and high false front are all largely unchanged from a 1904 expansion. The building evokes Berkeley's early small-town character when Telegraph Avenue was lined with wood frame houses and small shops.

In 1969, during the People's Park protests, Alameda County sheriff's deputies fired at spectators, mortally wounding James Rector on the roof of this building.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
HM NumberHMJL0
Year Placed2005
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ELLEN KOMP  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 565236 N 4191082
Decimal Degrees37.86488333, -122.25833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 51.893', W 122° 15.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 51' 53.58" N, 122° 15' 30.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 991 Mesquite Rd, Berkeley CA 94704, US
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