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El Cerrito architecture talk Jan. 24

The El Cerrito Historical Society presents:

El Cerrito’s Architectural Heritage

An illustrated talk by Dave Weinstein

This event is free to the public and wheelchair accessible

Learn about El Cerrito’s surprisingly rich architectural history – including buildings by such star Bay Area architects as John Hudson Thomas and Walter Ratcliff. One of the world’s leading modernists, Richard Neutra, designed a house in El Cerrito, and the city’s hills are particularly rich in wonderful mid-century modern homes.

Visit intact neighborhoods from several different eras that give El Cerrito much of it charm and character.

Hear about the city’s most beautiful street, chock-a-block with picturesque Storybook Homes! See the city’s cutest rustic cabin! Enjoy a church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, and admire what could be the nicest mid-century modern school in the East Bay!

Discuss what can and/or should folks in El Cerrito do to preserve and enjoy these architectural treasures.

Dave is the author of “Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

1 p.m. Sunday, January 24 at the El Cerrito Senior Center, 6500 Stockton Avenue, behind the library. For information call 510-524-1737.
Run dates: 2010-01-17 - 2010-01-24

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