Bob Johnson and BPWA board member Janet Byron, co-authors of the book Berkeley Walks, will lead a 2.5- to 3-mile tour of North Berkeley between Live Oak Park and Marin Circle. This charming neighborhood features striking historic architecture, mature leafy street trees, quiet paths, and large volcanic rock outcroppings. Paths we will visit include Oak Street Path, Terrace Walk, and Oxford School Way. Other highlights include little-known High Court and the long-time home of the Depression-era documentary photographer Dorothea Lange. The walk is one of three new walks recently posted by Johnson on www.berkeleywalks.com. The walk is sponsored by Berkeley Path Wanderers Association and is free and there is no need to register. We meet at the northwest corner of Shattuck Avenue and Eunice Street in north Berkeley.
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While exploring a residential area and the Hopkins Street commercial area, we will learn about the early Peralta Park development and how the streetcar lines shaped the district that is still thriving today as a foodie haven. We will also see the first edible schoolyard, the North Branch Library, Victorian and Craftsman architecture, a mural, and an amazing sculpture collection. The walk is a little under 2 miles and is fairly flat. Bob Johnson will lead the tour for the Berkeley Historical Society. There is a fee of $8 for members and $10 for non-members that helps support the worthy society. For more information on how to sign up for the walk click here.