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



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B&W Photos

HB139815
Dwight Way Streetscape, With Davis-byrne Building At Left, Looking Southwest To Shattuck Avenue.

HB139816
Front Of Davis-byrne Building From Across Dwight Way, Looking South.

HB139817
West Side Driveway And 2134 Dwight Way Storefront, Showing Wooden Arch Remnants Over Drive

HB139818
Oblique View Of West Side And Partial North Front, From Dwight Way

HB139819
South Side, Davis-byrne Building, Looking North.

HB139820
Detail, Recessed Stairway To Upper Story Rooms At 2136-2138 Dwight Way, Looking South.

HB139821
Oblique View Of Sidewalk Entry To Upper Story Rooms, Showing Gable, Undersides Of Bay Windows, And Stepped Sidewalk Line

HB139822
Interior Of East Storefront, 2140 Dwight Way

HB139823
Detail, Door Hardware, East Storefront

HB139824
Front (north) Room, West Storefront, 2134 Dwight Way, Looking North.

HB139825
Back (south) Rooms Of West Storefront, 2134 Dwight Way, Looking Southeast.

HB139826
Stairway To Residential Rooms At 2136 Dwight Way, Looking Toward Room 1 From Doorway Between Hall Areas 8 And 9, Hirshen Trumbo Second Floor Plan.

HB139827
Looking Toward Bathroom 4 From Hall Area 8, Hirshen Trumbo Second Floor Plan.

HB139828
Northwest Parlor, Showing Bay Window And Drywalled Entry To Adjacent Parlor

HB139829
Former Dining Room In East Flat; Room 10, Hirshen Trumbo Second Floor Plan

HB139830
Kitchen, East Flat, Showing Old Holbrook Stove; Room 12, Hirshen Trumbo Second Floor Plan


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
2134-2140 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2314
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
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.

Related Names
Davis, Glennie
Byrne, Napolean Bonaparte
Anderson & Greig
Mohr & Seidel


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DWIGHT WAY STREETSCAPE, WITH DAVIS-BYRNE BUILDING AT LEFT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO SHATTUCK AVENUE.
2. FRONT OF DAVIS-BYRNE BUILDING FROM ACROSS DWIGHT WAY, LOOKING SOUTH.
3. WEST SIDE DRIVEWAY AND 2134 DWIGHT WAY STOREFRONT, SHOWING WOODEN ARCH REMNANTS OVER DRIVE. VIEW TO SOUTH.
4. OBLIQUE VIEW OF WEST SIDE AND PARTIAL NORTH FRONT, FROM DWIGHT WAY. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
5. SOUTH SIDE, DAVIS-BYRNE BUILDING, LOOKING NORTH.
6. DETAIL, RECESSED STAIRWAY TO UPPER STORY ROOMS AT 2136-2138 DWIGHT WAY, LOOKING SOUTH.
7. OBLIQUE VIEW OF SIDEWALK ENTRY TO UPPER STORY ROOMS, SHOWING GABLE, UNDERSIDES OF BAY WINDOWS, AND STEPPED SIDEWALK LINE. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST.
8. INTERIOR OF EAST STOREFRONT, 2140 DWIGHT WAY. VIEW TO NORTH.
9. DETAIL, DOOR HARDWARE, EAST STOREFRONT. VIEW TO NORTH.
10. FRONT (NORTH) ROOM, WEST STOREFRONT, 2134 DWIGHT WAY, LOOKING NORTH.
11. BACK (SOUTH) ROOMS OF WEST STOREFRONT, 2134 DWIGHT WAY, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
12. STAIRWAY TO RESIDENTIAL ROOMS AT 2136 DWIGHT WAY, LOOKING TOWARD ROOM 1 FROM DOORWAY BETWEEN HALL AREAS 8 AND 9, HIRSHEN TRUMBO SECOND FLOOR PLAN.
13. LOOKING TOWARD BATHROOM 4 FROM HALL AREA 8, HIRSHEN TRUMBO SECOND FLOOR PLAN.
14. NORTHWEST PARLOR, SHOWING BAY WINDOW AND DRYWALLED ENTRY TO ADJACENT PARLOR. ROOM 2, HIRSHEN TRUMBO SECOND FLOOR PLAN. VIEW TO NORTH.
15. FORMER DINING ROOM IN EAST FLAT; ROOM 10, HIRSHEN TRUMBO SECOND FLOOR PLAN. VIEW TO EAST-SOUTHEAST.
16. KITCHEN, EAST FLAT, SHOWING OLD HOLBROOK STOVE; ROOM 12, HIRSHEN TRUMBO SECOND FLOOR PLAN. VIEW TO NORTH.


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