Berkeley Walks

Berkeley Walks

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Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking citya€”diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, historic homes, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, vibrant street life, trend-setting restaurants, and intriguing history. Fascinating and surprising sidelights include the apartment building from which Patty Hearst was kidnapped; Ted Kaczynskia€™s home before he became the Unabomber; and the residences of Nobel laureates and literary Berkeleyans such as Thornton Wilder, Ann Rice, and Philip K. Dick. Bob Johnson and Janet Byrona€”longtime city residents and tour guidesa€”designed these 18 walks to showcase the many elements that make Berkeleya€™s neighborhoods, shopping districts, and academic areas such fun to explore. Visitors will discover a vibrant community beyond the University of California campus borders, while locals will be surprised and delighted by the treasures in their own backyards. Highlights of the book include a focus on architects Joseph Esherick, John Galen Howard, Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, James Plachek, Walter Ratcliff, Jr., and John Hudson Thomas, 100 archival and original photos, and 20 maps, including a map of Berkeley bookstores.Across the street from the business school is California Memorial Stadium. Built in 1923, it was one of Howarda#39;s last projects as campus architect. Howard objected to the location of the stadiuma€”as did the neighborsa€”because it is atop theanbsp;...

Title:Berkeley Walks
Author: Robert Johnson, Janet Byron
Publisher:Roaring Forties Press - 2015-09-28

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