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BAHA holding tour of historic Julia Morgan buildings in Berkeley

By Chris Treadway
Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 11:42 am in Art and entertainment, Berkeley, History.

A 1930s view of the Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club, then known as the Berkeley Women's City Club, "a monument to the city's womanhood."

A tour of homes and buildings designed by architect Julia Morgan will be hosted by the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association from noon to 4 p.m. Nov, 18.

Sites on the tour, being held as part of the statewide Julia Morgan 2012 Festival, will include private residences and landmarks such as the Hearst Gymnasium (her collaboration with Bernard Maybeck) and Girton Hall on the UC Berkeley campus; the Berkeley City Club; and the Bancroft Hotel, designed by Morgan’s longtime associate Walter T. Steilberg.

A post-tour reception will be held at the association’s McCreary-Greer House at 2318 Durant Ave.

The tour cost is $25, or $20 for BAHA members. For details or reservations visit, send an email to or call 510-841-2242.

A 1970s postcard shows the entrance to the Berkeley City Club on Durant.

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