AKA: Old City Hall, Berkeley, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - city halls

Designers: Bakewell and Brown, Architects (firm); John Bakewell Jr. (architect); Arthur Brown Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1908-1909

2134 Grove Street
Berkeley, CA 94704-1109

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Now known as 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr., Way, Berkeley, CA;

Berkeley City Hall #2 was designated a City of Berkeley Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Berkeley, CA, in 1975. Berkeley City Hall #2, itself,was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. The Civic Center Historic District (the City Hall and its surrounding context) was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998; it was National Register #1998000963.

After a competition was held for a city hall design in 1907, ground was broken for the design of Bakewell and Brown in 06/1908; officials dedicated the structure in 08/1909. This commission served as evidence of the high level of the firm's work. It presaged their larger and much grander design for the San Francisco City Hall.

Berkeley Historical Landmark (12/15/1975): 01

National Register of Historic Places (September 11, 1981): 81000142 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 5682