1668 Euclid, Berkeley

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Tucked between two larger buildings on a block that is otherwise entirely filled with multi-unit structures, this redwood cottage on Euclid appears a bit like the last vestige of an earlier era. It was one of the first structures built after the Berkeley firestorm of 1923 in an area that was completely decimated by the fire. The home may have been intended as a temporary structure as it is very modestly appointed, but it is also overflowing with redwood which would indicate otherwise. All in all, it is an interesting snapshot of of a difficult time in Berkeley’s history – an unusually simple home that was built at a time when simplicity was becoming less and less in vogue and when it was probably a bit difficult to discern what shape the neighborhood would ultimately take.

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