Julia Morgan’s Berkeley City Club

If you love all things Berkeley City Club, we have some exciting news to share.

BCC Member, Dr. Sarah Gill, has written a book about our history and it features beautiful images by Club photographer, Trevor Johnson.

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Dr. Sarah Gill, Author

The book is over 200 pages beginning with the early women’s movement and planned construction of the building, to the architecture and spaces and then sharing about the Club through its decades of existence in Berkeley.  A bright future awaits the Club for many years to come and this is a truly special book to savor our treasured past.

Copies are available for purchase at the Club’s Front Desk for $45/each, with payment available via cash or check.  The author has generously chosen to split the royalties of the book, with $10 from each going to the Berkeley City Club Conservancy to aid in the preservation of our building.

 Consider purchasing one for yourself or give one as a gift this upcoming holiday season.

Feel free to contact our Team to purchase at 510.848.7800 or info@berkeleycityclub.com.

 

Chandelier beauty

If you have visited the building, it is apparent that Julia Morgan had a gift for elegant details.

Let’s explore the first floor a bit, shall we?

How pretty is this chandelier present in both the Drawing Room & Theater?

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The curved lines and quatrefoil at the top are elegantly French.

This chandelier is also a stunning focal point and welcoming fixture in the Lobby.

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Lucky for us (and you!), we have 4 of them to create a warm, inviting feel.

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Where the light from the chandeliers doesn’t reach, we have natural light and elegant sconces.

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We hope you enjoyed seeing some up close and beautiful images from our treasured building.