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