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Look for Us at BAHA’s 43rd Annual Spring House Tour, “Berkeley Woods,” Sunday, May 6

Look for Us at BAHA’s 43rd Annual Spring House Tour, “Berkeley Woods,” Sunday, May 6
A little-known neighborhood high in the northeast corner of the city, Berkeley Woods will be the location of the  Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association  (BAHA) annual Spring House Tour, Sunday, May 6, from 1 to 5.
   This neighborhood also was home to the late Paul Grunland, a founding board member of Berkeley Path Wanderers Association, who died in February.  We will honor Paul’s memory on a walk Saturday, May 5, which will include parts of Berkeley Woods.  [See the description below.]
   Named for the eucalyptus trees once scattered within it, this subdivision once was the site of commercial greenhouses and nurseries. By the time it became part of Berkeley in 1959, 102 houses had been built there.
    Today, according to BAHA, the neighborhood retains its “bucolic character” with lovely gardens, eclectic architecture, and no sidewalks.
     Among the highlights of the house tour will be two Spanish Colonial Villas, until recently part of the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary but now owned by Zaytuna College.
    For more information about Berkeley Woods and to purchase tickets for the tour, click here.
    Watch our website for the exact location of the BPWA booth. We’ll be selling the latest edition of our Berkeley and Its Pathways map as well as our shirtshats, notecards, and books about walking in Berkeley and beyond.