Berkeley City Club
Berkeley Women's City Club
The Berkeley City Club
|Location||2315 Durant Ave
|NRHP Reference #||77000282|
|Added to NRHP||October 28, 1977|
|Designated CHISL||May 12, 1977|
|Designated BERKL||December 15, 1975|
The Berkeley City Clubwas 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 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NPS-7700028).
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- McNeill, Karen (2012). . ""WOMEN WHO BUILD": Julia Morgan &Women's Institutions". California History 89 (3): 41–74. Retrieved 2014-05-30.