AKA: University of California Agriculture Building #1, Berkeley, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Day, Clinton, Architect (firm); Clinton Day (architect)

Dates: constructed 1887-1888, demolished 1897

total floor area: 14,175 sq. ft.

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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This brick-faced, wood-frame building contained 14,175 square feet and cost $10,000 to erect in 1888. The State of CA appropriated $7,000 for construction, while the Federal Government, following passage of the Hatch, contributed $3,000. Clinton Day (1847-1915), the prominent San Francisco architect, designed the Agriculture Building. Clinton Day's father, Sherman Day (1806–1884), was a State Senator in CA, and an original member of the UC's Board of Regents. This would help to explain why the younger Day was selected to design it. The building was erected in part to provide research for the wine growing enterprises of the state. At the time, the phylloxera epidemic was killing vineyards across France and the continent, and CA growers sought to avoid the scourge.

Demolished. The building burned 04/17/1897.

PCAD id: 11138