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[Construction of the U.S. Post Office, Berkeley on corner of Milvia and Allston] (18 views)
Dooley, E. T
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California State Library
California History Section Picture Catalog
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Beginning in June 1914 and finishing in Oct. 1915, the Van Sant-Houghton Company worked on construction of U.S. post office. Views document construction and identifies nearby buildings.
View 1 (2008-1284). June 1, 1914. Shows grading of lot and placement of supports for building. Also visible are YMCA and old Skating Rink which later became Gleason 2nd hand store and then storage for Gazette -- view 2 (2008-1285). July 1, 1914. Shows building site, east to west. Includes graded lot, equipment, beginnings of foundation walls. Visible across from lot is Home Telephone Company (P.G & E building), old Salzberger home and part of City Hall -- view 3 (2008-1286). Aug. 1, 1914. Shows building site, south to north. Shows foundation walls, equipment (wheelbarrows, ramps). Visible is YMCA and skating rink -- view 4 (2008-1287). Aug. 1, 1914. View of east to west. Shows buildings, wheelbarrows, ramps, cement mixer. Visible is PG&E Building and City Hall -- view 5 (2008-1382). Aug. 1, 1914. View from south to north. Shows YMCA and skating rink across street. Ramps, retaining walls, wheelbarrows and equipment visible at excavation site.
View 6 (2008-1383). Sept. 1, 1914. Taken from east to west. Shows building site; P.G.E., Salyberger, Frances Woolsy Robson's, and Kettenbaugh homes -- view 7 (2008-1384). Oct. 1, 1914. View from northeast looking southwest. Beginnings of iron framing, bricks in pile in front, houses visible in distance -- view 8 (2008-1385). Oct. 1, 1914. Taken from center of south line looking north. Shows iron framing, stacks of iron in front, beginnings of brick walls -- view 9 (2008-1386). Nov. 1, 1914. Taken from N.E. looking southwest. Shows iron framework, stone walls, 1 workman.
View 10 (2008-1387). Nov. 1, 1914. Shows walls, iron framework -- view 11 (2008-1388). Feb. 1, 1915. Shows first floor brick and stone walls, iron framework extends through top -- view 12 (2008-1389). March 1, 1915. View from the northeast corner looking southwest. Shows completed outer walls and scaffolding -- view 13 (2008-1390). March 1, 1915. View from southwest corner looking northeast. Shows completed right side and left side still in scaffolding -- view 14 (2008-1391). May 1, 1915. Taken from NW corner looking S.E. Shows completed outer walls, wood and machinery stacked in front and to sides.
View 15 (2008-1392). June 1, 1915. Shows interior of incomplete building, east looking west -- view 16 (2008-1393). Shows interior of building, ceiling light wells, building supplies stacked in background -- view 17 (2008-1394). Oct. 1, 1915. View north looking south showing front of completed post office -- view 18 (2008-1617). Oct. 1, 1915. View from south looking north. Shows backside of post office.
Nonprojected graphic
18 photographic prints ; 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. or smaller.
Post offices--California--Berkeley
Building construction--California--Berkeley
Berkeley (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Berkeley (Calif.)

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