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Davis-Byrne Building, 2134-2140 Dwight Way, Berkeley, Alameda County, CA

Davis-Byrne Building, 2134-2140 Dwight Way, Berkeley, Alameda County, CA

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Summary

Significance: The Davis-Byrne Building is a characteristic example of a once-common building type distinguished by its unusually high degree of integrity, including its unaltered storefronts. As a building type, it represents the long tradition of housing over shops as it was adopted in streetcar cities. It is an important surviving element in Dwight Way Station, a neighborhood commercial area that arose and flourished as a steam train and electric streetcar stop. This is a characteristic but rarely documented example of the housing patterns of small shopkeepers and working-class people as those patterns changed during the 20th century.
Survey number: HABS CA-2314
Building/structure dates: 1895 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Davis, Glennie
Byrne, Napolean Bonaparte
Anderson & Greig
Mohr & Seidel
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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