Arts & Events

BAHA House Tour Focuses on Julia Morgan

By Daniella Thompson
Monday April 26, 2010 - 09:10:00 PM

Nine houses designed by Julia Morgan in the Claremont and Elmwood districts will be open on the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s Spring House Tour, to take place Sunday, May 2, between 1 pm and 5 pm. 

The tour, "Looking at Julia Morgan: Early Residences in Berkeley", will feature houses designed between 1904 and 1914. 

Clad in brown shingles or in stucco, these early houses are expressions of the Arts & Crafts movement. The tour will showcase the variety of the architect’s designs within this idiom, as well as a later design in the Mediterranean style. 

All the houses are within walking distance of each other, along an easy grade. 

Tickets are $40 general and $30 for BAHA members. They are available for purchase on the BAHA website ( 

On the day of the tour, a ticket booth will be open from 12:30 pm to 4 pm in front of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 2837 Claremont Blvd. 


Pre-tour lecture: Julia Morgan’s Cohorts 


On Thursday, April 29, architectural historian Inge Horton will present an illustrated lecture entitled “Julia Morgan’s Cohorts” at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley. Ms. Horton is the author of the upcoming book Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area: The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890–1950. The lecture will begin at 7:30 pm, and admission is $15 at the door. 


For additional information about both events, visit