AKA: Hyde, Florence Nightingale, House, Berkeley, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: George Albert Embury (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1890

2611 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Florence Nightingale Hyde (1848–1924) commissioned building contractor George Embury (born c. 10/1844 in Canada) to build this two-story wood-frame house for her family in 1890. Initially, she lived there with her sons, Guy (1868–1930), Ralph (1872–1928), and Maurice (1878–1934). Guy Hyde Chick would go on to become a civil engineer, realtor and real estate developer in Berkeley, CA. He also had the distinction of commissioning the Guy Chick House from the noted architect Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957) in 1914.

Demolished; the Berkeley Art Museum's Sculpture Garden occupied the former location of the Hyde House.

PCAD id: 16880