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