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The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
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1. John Galen Howard – John Galen Howard was an American architect who began his career in New York before moving to San Francisco, California. He was the architect at Howard, Cauldwell & Morgan. Howard was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the École des Beaux-Arts and he was an apprentice with H. H. Richardson and then a draftsman with Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge. Howard completed many projects and was elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 1901. Among his most famous buildings are the Campanile, California Memorial Stadium, Sather Gate, some of his works are listed on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places. In 1910 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, john Galen Howard born May 8,1864 in Chelmsford, MA. Howard was son of physician, Dr. Levi Howard and Lydia Jane Hapgood and he married Mary Robertson Bradbury on August 1,1893. California Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed California Memorial Stadium, University of California campus, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed Durant Hall, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed Electric Tower, Buffalo, NY, Destroyed shortly after the Pan-American Exposition. First Congregational Church, Oakland, CA Haviland Hall, University of California Campus, Berkeley, CA, NRHP-listed Hearst Greek Theatre, Gayley Road. C
2. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is a multi-purpose arena in San Francisco, California, named after promoter Bill Graham. It was designed by renowned Bay Area architect John Galen Howard, the World Cyber Games 2004 were held in the civic auditorium. In 1992, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to rename the San Francisco Civic Auditorium after the rock concert impresario Bill Graham, the arena has hosted concerts by many famous artists, spanning many different genres. It is owned by the City of San Francisco and since 2010 has been operated by Another Planet Entertainment, list of tennis stadiums by capacity Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
3. California Hall – California Hall is one of the original classical core Beaux-Arts-style Classical Revival buildings on the UC Berkeley campus. Construction began in 1903 under the lead of University Architect John Galen Howard after the adoption of the Phoebe Hearst master architectural plan for the Berkeley campus. The building opened in August,1905, in 1982, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places, and is designated as an architectural feature of California Historic Landmark no.946. In 1991, the Landmarks Preservation Committee of the City of Berkeley designated it Berkeley City Landmark no.147 and it currently houses the University of California Berkeley Chancellors Office and the Graduate Division. California Hall was one of the first buildings to be constructed upon adoption of the Hearst architectural plan, opened in 1905, it was built with a state appropriation of $250,000 and university funds of $19,000. It originally housed the central administration and the History, Political Economy. In 1982, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, in 1990 it was seismic renovated. The buildings frame is sheathed in reinforced concrete. The exterior is granite from the nearby Raymond quarries, chosen for its hardness, the granite was then lined with brick. The roof is concrete-sheathed steel covered in Spanish mission tiles, reflecting Howards desire to create a uniquely Californian architectural style, the rooftop features skylights studded by copper finials. The original doors, window-casings and other features of the buildings interior architecture were made of solid oak. The floors were made of metal and concrete, and carpeted in cork. The entire building was wired for lighting, which was intended for use in the evenings. Light during the day was provided by windows and the skylights dotting the rooftop. The main entrance on the west side of the building opened to a lobby that had marble paneling in a wainscot fashion. The doors to the lecture room on the north end of the first floor were made of solid oak. The lecture room had tiered seating that could hold 500 people, the room was intended for the university’s large History, English and Botany classes, which were difficult to accommodate previously due to a lack of adequate indoor space on the campus. Behind the speaker’s platform was a door that allowed the speaker, to the south of the large lecture hall were classrooms and faculty offices, uniformly painted ivory in color
4. California Memorial Stadium – California Memorial Stadium is an outdoor football stadium on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California. Commonly known as Memorial Stadium, it is the field for the University of California Golden Bears of the Pac-12 Conference. The venue opened in 1923 and currently seats around 63,000 fans for football, the playing field runs NW-SE, at an elevation of 410 feet above sea level, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 27,2006. The stadium is located on the Hayward Fault, which passes directly under the playing field, Memorial Stadium was funded from public contributions, as a memorial to Californians who lost their lives in World War I. The chair of the committee was John Galen Howard, the universitys chief architect. This has earned it a reputation as one of the most scenic venues in college football, on February 14,1885, the first football game was played on the University of California campus between the hometown Bears and a football club from San Francisco known as the Merions. The field was located where the Valley Life Sciences Building currently stands, in subsequent years, the field was officially named West Field and was expanded to hold around 5,000 spectators. However, by 1904, Californias football team had become so popular that West Field became too small, therefore, California Field opened its doors in 1904 to replace the antiquated West Field and the boosted capacity allowed California to host important games for the first time. The new stadium was located closer to the center of campus and was able to draw unprecedented crowds for the time. California Field is also notable because it is many of Californias longstanding traditions began to take form. In 1910, the first card stunt was performed at the Big Game and after victories, California Field is also where the Golden Bears gained national prominence under head coach Andrew Latham Smith. Four of the Bears five consecutive undefeated seasons were played at California Field, because of this success, it became evident that California needed an even larger venue to host its football team, therefore, the team and its fans began pushing for a new stadium. The early 1920s saw four major collegiate venues open in the State of California, Stanford Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and California Memorial Stadium. One of the first proposals for a new stadium was on the corner of the campus where Edwards Stadium. This proposal was rejected and the regents settled on a site at the mouth of Strawberry Canyon. The location caused controversy, but the popularity of Andy Smiths Wonder Teams prevailed. WIth the funding secured, the university broke ground in January 1923 hoping to open the new stadium in time for the 1923 Big Game. Both teams were having a season in 1923 with California going undefeated up to that point
5. Cloyne Court Hotel – The Cloyne Court Hotel, often referred to simply as Cloyne, is one of the houses of the Berkeley Student Cooperative, a student housing cooperative in Berkeley, California. It is located at the side of the University of California, Berkeley campus at 2600 Ridge Road, near Soda Hall, Jacobs Hall. Cloyne is the largest house in the BSC, itself the largest housing co-op organization in North America, housing 140 UC Berkeley students, despite its size the house is student-run and student-governed. Members contribute 5 hours of workshift per week each for various tasks needed for the operation of the house, cooking, cleaning, house maintenance, gardening, since July 2005, a facility manager employed by students lives on the premises to help with day-to-day operations of the house. Every weekday and on Sundays members cook a dinner. Houses council, houses governing body where all members make decisions pertaining the house. Similar to other BSC houses it has a theme and culture. It has been academic themed and substance-free since 2014, as part of the theme it has an increased number of study rooms, a library, a makerspace/hackerspace, and many lectures given by guest lecturers and members themselves. A common practice is also informal visits of UC Berkeley professors at communal dinners, possession and use of controlled substances is not allowed on premises. Similar to other BSC houses, students who prefer such environment choose to live in the house when selecting between all BSC houses, in the past, Cloyne has played a notable role in the Bay Area music scene. The house has also been host to several bands during its many events. Cloyne has hosted as many as a dozen bands in an evening, commonly using 2 separate stages, though sometimes as many as 4, the dining room, the lib-ed room, the basement. Cloyne is known for its murals covering many of its internal walls, murals have been made through years by members residing in the house. Cloyne Court was named after Cloyne, the village in Ireland where George Berkeley was bishop, each section was separated by heavy brick firewalls with automatic fireproof doors and each suite was wired for telephone. In 1911, the room was added to the building, directly opposite the main entrance. The building was one of a few to survive the devastating 1923 Berkeley fire, remarkable also because the building is made out of redwood and all of the buildings had wood shake siding. Pierce and his family managed the hotel from its opening in 1904 until 1914, the family continued operating the hotel until it was sold in 1946. The services and hospitality at Cloyne Court were always highly complimented by the visitors who had the pleasure of staying at the hotel
6. Cutler Majestic Theatre – The Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, in Boston, Massachusetts, is a 1903 Beaux Arts style theater, designed by the architect John Galen Howard. Originally built for theatre, one of three theaters commissioned in Boston by Eben Dyer Jordan, son of the founder of Jordan Marsh, the Majestic was converted to accommodate vaudeville shows in the 1920s and eventually into a movie house in the 1950s. The change to film came with renovations that transformed the lobby, the theater continued to show movies until 1983 as the Saxon Theatre. By then, the theater began to both in appearance and in programming. In the mid-1980s Emerson College purchased the theater and restored it to its original Beaux-Arts appearance, the theater today is a performing arts center for both Emerson College and the community at large. It was the base of Opera Boston. It is frequently staging shows by New England Conservatory, Teatro Lirico DEuropa, Celebrity Series of Boston, Emerson Colleges Emerson Stage company, in 2003 the theater was again renamed the Cutler Majestic Theatre, after donors Ted and Joan Benard-Cutler. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places, the theatre is located at 219 Tremont Street in the Boston Theater District. It seats just under 1,200 people, the Cutler Majestic Theatre official website Library of Congress Photo of the Majestic, 1900s Flickr. Photo of the Saxon,1984 City of Boston, Landmarks Commission
7. Dwinelle Hall – Dwinelle Hall is the second largest building on the University of California, Berkeley campus. It was completed in 1952, and is named after John W. Dwinelle and he was a member of the first Board of Regents. Construction was completed in 1953, with expansion completed in 1998, the southern block of Dwinelle Hall contains three levels of classrooms as well as four lecture halls, and the northern block houses seven stories of faculty and department offices. The Dwinelle Annex was designed by John Galen Howard and built in 1920, from 1920-33 it was used for Military Science, and from 1933-58 it was used for Music. During these periods of use, it was called the Military Sciences Building, some remodeling was done in 1933 to accommodate the music department, and in 1949 it was enlarged to include a music library. Dramatic Arts and Comparative Literature moved into the building in 1958, more recently, the College Writing Program occupied the top floor. The annex is currently occupied by the Department of Theater, Dance, dwinelles odd shape was not created on a whim or by accident. Reinforced concrete was used in construction because granite was no longer a viable facing option, the Dwinelle Expansion Project was begun in 1996 and was completed in 1998. The project included the addition of two new floors to the block, cost $10 million, expanded the building about 20%. Dwinelle is frequently referred to as the Freshman Maze because of its confusing architecture, soon after the buildings construction, according to author William Rodarmor, students would enter Dwinelle in their freshman year and emerge, blinking in the sunshine, just in time for graduation. As it was constructed on a slope, there are entrances to the building that connect directly to the first, second, third. Classrooms require higher ceilings than offices, so the two floors do not match up. The office wing consists of seven floors, A through G, there are exits on levels A and B. Level B has access to Ishi Court, a courtyard in the center of the office wing. The 1000s are located on level A, the 2000s on level B, there is also an attic area in the office wing. The classroom wing consists of five levels, B through F, there are exits on levels C and D, level B is underground. Levels C, D, and E in the classroom wing connect to levels C, D, E, Level F in the classroom wing connects directly to level G in the office wing. Classrooms have two- or three-digit numbers, classrooms on level B have numbers beginning with B, such as B55. Classrooms on level C have two-digit numbers, Level D consists of the 100s, level E of the 200s, and level F of the 300s
8. Gilman Hall – Gilman Hall is a building on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Room 307 was where Glenn T. Seaborg and his coworkers identified plutonium as a new element on February 23,1941, the building itself is designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark, recognizing the two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry that have resulted from research done in the building. Gilman Hall was built from 1916 to 1917 to accommodate an expanded College of Chemistry under the leadership of Gilbert N. Lewis, designed by John Galen Howard, the building provided research and teaching facilities for faculty and students specializing in physical, inorganic and nuclear chemistry. It was named for Daniel Coit Gilman, president of the University of California from 1872 to 1875, in 1942, the Berkeley campus became quite involved in the war effort of World War II. The top floor, or attic, of Gilman Hall was fenced off for classified work in nuclear chemistry, half of the rooms in the attic had small balconies that could be used as outdoor fume hoods, but the actual hoods in Gilman Hall were not equipped with fans. They operated only as chimneys, with a flame that produced a draft. For the war work, electrically powered fans were installed to vent the hoods. Plutonium research in Gilman Hall was part of the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb, in 1942, Seaborg left Berkeley to join the Manhattan Project in Chicago. He returned to Berkeley after the war and directed the nuclear chemistry research. Two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry have been awarded for research done in the building, the first was to William Giauque in 1949 for his studies in the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero. Seaborg received the one in 1951 for discoveries in the transuranium elements. Four other individuals who did research here received Nobel Prizes for later work as well, Gilman Hall has been used continuously by the College of Chemistry for 80 years, today it is occupied by the Department of Chemical Engineering. Following the FUSRAP remediation work, Gillman Hall has been certified as safe to current radiologic standards, the University of California is responsible for maintenance and monitoring of the shielded contamination. Room 307, Gilman Hall, University of California, World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gilman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus is now an official National Historic Chemical Landmark, heathcock, Clayton H. Lewis, Gilbert N. Looking Ahead, Welcome to Harris and on to QB3, archived from the original on 2007-02-07. Room 307 Gilman Hall, University of California and this article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Park Service
9. Hearst Greek Theatre – The Greek Theatre hosts The Berkeley Jazz Festival, pop, rock, and world music concerts, UC Berkeley graduation ceremonies, occasional addresses by noted speakers, and other events. Past speakers include President Theodore Roosevelt, William Randolph Hearst, the Hearst Greek Theater was built in 1903 on the site of a rough outdoor bowl already in use as an amphitheater since 1894 known as Ben Weeds Amphitheater. The project was championed by University of California president Benjamin Ide Wheeler and was the first University building designed by John Galen Howard and its construction was financed by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, after whom it was named. The design of the theater is based directly on the ancient Greek theater of Epidaurus and it officially opened on September 24,1903 with a student production of The Birds by Aristophanes. However, while still under construction in May 1903, the theatre hosted a ceremony with an address by President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1957, a basement backstage area was added, which was designed by Ernest Born and it includes a large plaza flanked by two stage-level constructions. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, over the years, the Greek Theatre has seen performances from hundreds of musical and theatrical artists. Charter Day ceremonies and inaugurations of University of California presidents and Berkeley chancellors have been held in the Greek Theatre, Berkeley High school also uses the Greek Theatre for their graduation ceremonies. Another Planet Entertainment became the concert promoter at the Greek in 2004. In May 2012, a seismic retrofit and expansion was completed by Overaa Construction, four new reinforced concrete columns were added and concealed in the original structure. List of contemporary amphitheatres UC Berkeley Media Relations, UC Berkeleys Greek Theatre turns 100 years old this month. UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, archived from the original on April 4,2005. CS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Cal Performances
10. Hearst Memorial Mining Building – The Beaux-Arts-style Classical Revival building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as part of California Historical Landmark #946. It was designed by John Galen Howard, with the assistance of the UC Berkeley-educated architect Julia Morgan and it was the first building on that campus designed by Howard. Construction began in 1902 as part of the Phoebe Hearst campus development plan, the building was dedicated to the memory of her husband George Hearst, who had been a successful miner. To keep the expansion distinct from the building, shot peened aluminium. The Lawson Adit - a horizontal mining tunnel - is directly to the east of the building, construction of the Hearst Memorial Mining Building began in 1902, and the building was completed in 1907, with a dedication ceremony held on August 23 of that year. The $1,065,000 construction cost was a gift of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, dedicated to the memory of her husband, Senator George Hearst. When construction began in 1903, the College of Mines, with its 247 students was the largest of its kind in the world. The college did not have a building, and due to the size of the college. University architect John Galen Howard designed the building with the assistance of the Dean of the College of Mines, Christy and UC Berkeley-educated architect Julia Morgan. Howard and Christy did not find many examples of mining colleges—the majority of the buildings they visited were originally built for other purposes, Howard feared that the scant number examples to study would make his design prone to the mistakes of an architectural form early in its evolution. Vents and chimneys were also independent of the shell, as these architectural features were expected to have shorter lifespans than the exterior structure. The roof of the building is tiled, brackets made of timber, the roof tiles are reminiscent of Spanish roofing tiles used in late California mission architecture. As the building’s centerpiece, the vestibule was made notable from the exterior by being made the highest point of the building’s facade. Howard unified the exterior facade not by the elements of symmetry and hierarchy. Sculptures of four men and four women, created by Robert Ingersoll Aitken, were placed on the corbels supporting the wooden roof brackets. According to Howard, the two sculptures on the west signified “primal elements”, and the two on the east “eternal forces”, representative of the character of mining. The female sculptures provided a presence, representing “the ideal art. The central entrance vestibule was dedicated to Senator Hearst, and was also to serve as a space for the mining museum and it was designed to recall Henri Labrouste’s Reading Room in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France