Tupper and Reed Building - Berkeley, CA
Posted by: saopaulo1
N 37° 52.082 W 122° 16.055
10S E 564420 N 4191425
Quick Description: A sign in front of the Tupper and Reed building in Berkeley.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2010 12:36:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM8KP8
John Tupper and Lawrence Reed constructed this building for their music store, which they established in Berkeley in 1906. University of California art professor Eugene Neuhaus complimented them as businessmen whose comissioned design raised above the "dreaful bordem of the commonplace that so often makes of architecture a stupid business and not stimulating art!"
Architect W.R. Yellland , a UC graduate, designed many storybook structures. This building feature clinker bricks wood bean ceiling, slate roofs, balconies, fanciful decorations and a monumental fireplace. The iron cutout on the chimney top announced the Sign of the Pipper restaurant, once located upstairs. Following a 1959 fire, the Tupper and Reed moved next door.
Group that erected the marker: City of Berkeley
Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Berkeley, CA USA
URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed
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