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Three separately reported boundaries of Berkeley's 1923 residential burn ar...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 1. Three separately reported boundaries of Berkeley's 1923 residential burn area, observed fire scars, and a conjectural boundary of the grass fire, all georeferenced to the California Oakland West and Richmond 1949 1:24000 USGS topo maps and the 2022 OpenStreetMap roads dataset. The conjec... More about this image found in Three separately reported boundaries of Berkeley's 1923 residential burn ar...
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Residential burn area of the Berkeley fire of 1923, with conjectural isochr...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 2. Residential burn area of the Berkeley fire of 1923, with conjectural isochrones and pinpoints of principal locations discussed in the text. Cartography by Michele M. Tobias More about this image found in Residential burn area of the Berkeley fire of 1923, with conjectural isochr...
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Ethel Underhill's Maybeck-designed house,  El Toyon , before it was destroy...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 3. Ethel Underhill's Maybeck-designed house, El Toyon , before it was destroyed in the Berkeley fire of 1923. Located at 31 Tamalpais ( Figure 2 , location 6), it was the second structure to burn. Courtesy of John Underhill More about this image found in Ethel Underhill's Maybeck-designed house, El Toyon , before it was destroy...
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(A) Panoramic view of Berkeley residential burn area, September 18, 1923. T...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 4. (A) Panoramic view of Berkeley residential burn area, September 18, 1923. The camera was located on Le Conte Hill, pointed north ( Figure 2 , location 21). Image is dated based on the visibility of smoke still rising from the ash. (B) Blow-up view of intact houses and freestanding chimne... More about this image found in (A) Panoramic view of Berkeley residential burn area, September 18, 1923. T...
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View from UC campus north to the intersection of Le Conte and Hearst, Septe...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 5. View from UC campus north to the intersection of Le Conte and Hearst, September 17, 1923. The V-shaped house ablaze on the right is 2300 Le Conte, later replaced by a rare example of residential Streamline Moderne. Source: Walter T. Steilberg collection, [ca. 1910–74], University of Ca... More about this image found in View from UC campus north to the intersection of Le Conte and Hearst, Septe...
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View to the east on September 17, 1923, from the roof of the Moran Furnitur...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 6. View to the east on September 17, 1923, from the roof of the Moran Furniture Company building, toward the intersection of University Avenue and Oxford Street ( Figure 2 , location 25). Hilgard Hall is above, and the grassy field with a line of defenders is just below. The wind is blowing... More about this image found in View to the east on September 17, 1923, from the roof of the Moran Furnitur...
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House of Bernard and Annie Maybeck before it was destroyed in the Berkeley ...
Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 7. House of Bernard and Annie Maybeck before it was destroyed in the Berkeley fire of 1923 ( Figure 2 , location 14). Note shingle siding, a common feature of Berkeley's much-cherished “brown-shingle.” Attribution by S. Cerny, Northside: Historic Survey of a North Berkeley Neighborhood Bef... More about this image found in House of Bernard and Annie Maybeck before it was destroyed in the Berkeley ...