Morse Block

Morse Block (HMZBB)

Location: Berkeley, CA 94704 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.069', W 122° 16.089'

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Dickey and Reed, Architects

— 1906 —

Charles Dickey, whose firm designed the Claremont Hotel and who practiced architecture extensively in California and Hawaii, designed this building with two residential floors above commercial storefronts. From 1921 to 1935 the ground floor was occupied by Donogh Drygoods, one of Berkeley's leading downtown retailers and a competitor of Hink's department store one block to the north. The store was a "daylight store," lighted by windows, skylights, and french doors that opened onto a rear garden. Mrs. Donogh, one of the first women graduates of M.I.T., introduced a popular "Basement Grocerteria" - the first of its kind in the state.

The appearance of the ground floor has been changed many times, but the buff brick and classically detailed facade on the upper floors are original.
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HM NumberHMZBB
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByBerkeley Historical Plaque Project
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 564370 N 4191401
Decimal Degrees37.86781667, -122.26815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.069', W 122° 16.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 4.14" N, 122° 16' 5.34" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2278 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94704, US
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