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Blake Estate Collection. Spans ca.1922-1998 and contains records documenting its history as the private residence of Anson S. and Anita Blake and later as a teaching resource owned and managed by the UCB, Department of Landscape Architecture, now the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Included are projects by professional architects and landscape architects, as well as design projects by landscape architecture students. Available at CED Archives ARCH 2002-6; call for appointment; view the Finding aid
Blake garden (Spring 1987) by Linda Haymaker, Pacific Horticulture, 48(1), p. 8 -13. Discusses early development of the garden and the subsequent work under the ownership of UC Berkeley. Plan and photographs. See: Ref Desk File:UCB Buildings, Landscape, Plans.
The formal open-air setting for the Campanile planted with sycamores, remnants of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition, transplanted after the expo closed. When planted and trimmed in the formal manner, these pollarded trees are called London Plane Trees.
A pedestrian gate at the north entrance to campus, located at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Hearst Avenue, donated by the class of 1954.
The Class of 1954 Gate competition, (1996) University of California, Berkeley. A brief history of the competition and construction of the gate, and reproductions of the finalists' and other entrants' architectural plans.
Strawberry Creek Collection. Studies, memoranda, articles, reports, field data, student term papers (undergraduate and graduate level for the departments of Forestry, Biology, Entomology, and Landscape Architecture), etc., on Strawberry Creek. Major topics include water pollution, water quality, aquatic ecology, hydrology, and history. Chiefly compiled by Prof. of Entomology and Parasitology, and Prof. Emeritus of Geology and Landscape Architecture, UCB. WRCA MS 88/1; See Finding aid
Dawn Redwoods: One of the Dawn redwoods located by the west entrance to McCone Hall may date back to the seedlings and seeds brought back from China in 1948 by Palentology Professor Ralph Chaney. The Dawn Redwood had been known only as a fossil until 1941.
Eucalyptus Grove: Located in the original southwest corner of the campus, on the north side of Strawberry Creek, the grove was planted as a wind break for the first campus athletic facility, "Cinder Track". It was located approx. where the Valley Life Sciences buildings now stands. The grove is thought to be the tallest stand of hardwoods in North America and was planted from seed taken from Australia in 1877. Adjacent to the grove is Douglas Tilden's statue, "The Football Players."
Willey Redwood: Located Southeast of Giannini Hall, this is the oldest Redwood on campus, believed to have been planted before 1870. The tree is named for Reverend Samuel Willey, one of the founders of the College of California. Information from Berkeley Landmarks (2001) by Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny, p.163.