Berkeley City Club

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Berkeley Women's City Club
Berkeley Women's City Club (Berkeley, CA).JPG
The Berkeley City Club
Berkeley City Club is located in Oakland, California
Berkeley City Club
Berkeley City Club is located in California
Berkeley City Club
Berkeley City Club is located in the US
Berkeley City Club
Location2315 Durant Ave
Berkeley, California
Coordinates37°52′03″N 122°15′46″W / 37.8676°N 122.2628°W / 37.8676; -122.2628Coordinates: 37°52′03″N 122°15′46″W / 37.8676°N 122.2628°W / 37.8676; -122.2628
ArchitectJulia Morgan
NRHP reference #77000282
CHISL #908[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 28, 1977
Designated CHISLMay 12, 1977[1]
Designated BERKLDecember 15, 1975[2]

The Berkeley City Club was commissioned as the club house of the Berkeley Women's City Club organized in Berkeley, California in 1927 to contribute to social, civic, and cultural progress. This private club is no longer restricted to women, and the club house building is available to the public at large for overnight stays, weddings and other occasions.

The building, constructed in 1929, is one of the outstanding works of noted California architect Julia Morgan. The San Francisco-born Morgan was the first woman to gain admission and earn a certificate from the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris (1902) and the first licensed female architect in California. She designed over 100 women's organization buildings throughout her career. Her interpretation of Moorish and Gothic elements in the Berkeley Women's City Club created a landmark of California design. It is registered as California Historical Landmark[1] and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NPS-7700028).

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  1. ^ a b c "Berkeley City Club". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  2. ^ "Berkeley Landmarks". Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Retrieved 2013-03-04.

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  1. ^ McNeill, Karen (2012). ""WOMEN WHO BUILD": Julia Morgan &Women's Institutions". California History. 89 (3): 41–74. JSTOR . 23215875 .