FALL 2012 Walking Tours
Saturday September 29: Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Harrison St. Campus,
led by Susan Medak, Managing Director
Tour of the building where the Berkeley Rep rehearses and constructs all of their productions. Tour will visit scenic, paint, prop and costume shops as well as costume and prop storage and the rehearsal hall.
Saturday October 13: Berkeley City Corporation Yard, led by Public Works Directors
First, a tour of the beautifully renovated Ratcliff building which has become the offices of the Berkeley Pubic Works staff. Then a walk around the various sections of the corporation yard which services the city’s vehicles and tends the lights and roads of our fair city.
Saturday October 27: The Graduate Theological Union (GSU) and the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, led by Clay Edward Dickson.
Tour will include the Library and its special exhibits celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Graduate Theological Union. The Library building was one of the last buildings designed by renowned architect Louis Kahn. Also included will be a walking tour of the GTU campus.
Saturday November 17: The Arpeggio Buiding
Tour the only nine story luxury residential building in downtown Berkeley. We will visit luxury two story penthouse apartments and other lower units, plus rehersal studios in the building used by The Berkeley Rep Theatre for classes.
Saturday December 1: Memorial Stadium Old and New, led by Steve Finacom
California Memorial Stadium, originally built in 1923, has been extensively reconstructed, while retaining the historic wall. Outside the stadium the partially underground Simpson High Performance Center for intercollegiate athletics was constructed. We’ll tour the two new structures with a knowledgeable guide, and see the new spaces from bottom to top, including athletics history displays. We’ll finish next door with a tour of the historic International House, with optional lunch there. Rain will NOT cancel this tour, since most of the walk will be indoors.
Tours start at 10:00 am and end at approximately 12:00 noon. Sometimes they are slightly longer, so some extra time should be allowed in case the walk meets an informative passerby or dwells at an interesting site. Tours are limited to 30 paying particiipants unless noted otherwise. Pre-paid reservations are required and tickets are not refundable. Tours are conducted in rain, shine or Berkeley fog and are wheel chair accessible unless otherwise noted.