Plaque

Fox Court

WEST & CENTRAL

1472-1478 University Avenue map it

CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK

designated in 1977

FOX COURT

Carl Fox, Designer, 1927–30
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

This small-scaled complex of one- and two-story buildings is a surprise on a busy street. Arranged along a brick walkway through a garden court, the buildings feature steep gable roofs, irregular cylindrical chimneys, exterior curved staircases, and small paned windows.

Carl Fox, a 1911 graduate in mining engineering from the University of California, and his brothers George and Herman, established Fox Bros. Construction Co. and maintained their offices here until 1953. At a time when University Ave. was primarily a residential street, Fox envisioned it as a thoroughfare with well-designed buildings for both businesses and homes.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
2000


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