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University House, Berkeley

The University House is a building on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Designed by the architect Albert Pissis, it was formerly the home of the president of the University of California, but is now the home of the Chancellor of the Berkeley campus.

University House
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University House
University House, Berkeley is located in Oakland, California
University House, Berkeley
University House, Berkeley is located in California
University House, Berkeley
University House, Berkeley is located in the United States
University House, Berkeley
LocationOxford St., Berkeley, California
Coordinates37°52′28″N 122°15′44″W / 37.8745°N 122.2623°W / 37.8745; -122.2623Coordinates: 37°52′28″N 122°15′44″W / 37.8745°N 122.2623°W / 37.8745; -122.2623
Area2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built1911
ArchitectAlbert Pissis
Architectural styleMediterranean villa
MPSBerkeley, University of California MRA
NRHP reference #82004652[1]
BERKL #161
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 25, 1982
Designated BERKLFebruary 25, 1991[2]

It is actually the only residence in the campus's central core, as all student housing lies outside the core campus, but within walking distance. The Chancellor and his/her spouse usually live in the private quarters on the second floor of the home, while the ground floor is used for receptions and other events. The home features art on loan from the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Berkeley Landmarks". Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Retrieved March 4, 2013.