Plaque

Edwards House

CAMPUS AREA

2530 Dwight Way (plaque missing) map it

CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK

designated in 1998

George Edwards House

A.H. Broad, Designer and Builder, 1886

In the late 19th century, the Hillegass family farmed much of the land in this area. As a residential community spread south of the University of California, their property was subdivided for development. George Edwards, a University graduate, lawyer, and member of Berkeley’s first board of trustees, hired well-known designer and builder A.H. Broad, another town trustee, to build this family home. The structure is an example of the wood-frame Queen Ann-Eastlake style. The original design included decorative shingles, a turret, windows grouped in threes, and an asymmetrical facade.

In 2001 builders Coreris, Hunt and Akin moved the house one lot west, placed it above parking, enlarged it, and added a complementary building to the east.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
2002


  • George Edwards House (2010), photo R. Kehlmann.

  • A. H. Broad, BHS

More information:
BAHA

Photo credit abbreviations:
BAHA: Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assn.
BHS: Berkeley Historical Society