Four decades of preservation
McCreary-Greer House (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)
The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) is Berkeleys non-profit preservation organization whose mission is to promote, through education, an understanding and appreciation for Berkeleys history, and to encourage the preservation of its historic buildings. Incorporated on 9 December 1974, the organization has been active since 1971 (read about BAHAs history).
The McCreary-Greer House at 2318 Durant Avenue is the Associations headquarters, donated to BAHA in 1986 by Ruth Alice Greer. Built in 1901 in the Classic Revival style, it is a City of Berkeley Landmark.
Were open to the public on Thursday afternoons between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. The office is located in the rear of the building. BAHA members are entitled to unlimited free research in the archives. Non-member research fee is $35 per visit. Professional research fee is $75/hr.
Anthony Bruce, BAHA’s Executive Director (photo: Robert Kehlmann)
- Establishment of Berkeleys Landmarks Preservation Ordinance in 1974
- State Historic Resources Inventory: identified over 700 buildings eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Hundreds of articles published in the Berkeley Gazette, Berkeley Voice, and Berkeley Daily Planet, including the series Berkeley Observed and East Bay: Then & Now.
- Annual house tours with comprehensive guidebooks
- Hundreds of lectures and walking tours
- A research archive on Berkeley buildings, neighborhoods, and architects
- Publications, including the books Berkeley Landmarks, Picturing Berkeley, 41 Berkeley Walking Tours, and seven monographs
- The BAHA and Berkeley Landmarks websites
- The BAHA News online journal
- Maintenance of the McCreary-Greer House
- A staffed office at our headquarters
- Historic archive provides help in researching your home or neighborhood
- Ongoing survey projects
- Numerous landmark applications
- Participation in civic preservation efforts
- Representation on City of Berkeley boards and commissions
Ready to join?
Use the membership form to select your membership level.
- Preservation Action Committee (PAC)
Meets monthly to discuss current preservation issues.
- House Tour Committee
Plans and produces the annual spring house tour. Helps research the history of the houses and tour area for the tour guidebook.
- Events Committee
Plans the schedule of events for the year. Helps to plan and staff specific events.
- Publications Committee
Plans and oversees production of BAHA publications.
- Archive Committee
A planning committee with the goal of making the office run more efficiently.
- House & Garden CommitteeResponsible for upkeep of the McCreary-Greer house and garden
Want to volunteer?
Contact the BAHA office.Your donation is tax-deductible
Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association
2318 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
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