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Publications available at the office or by mail order

41 Berkeley Walking Tours
Architectural Walks Through the University Town

Berkeley’s hidden neighborhoods and architectural treasures come to life in this authoritative guidebook. Discover 1,500 noteworthy buildings and their backgrounds, legacy of the city’s fascinating 150-year history. [Find out more.]
First edition, Nov. 2009. Updated annually.
Softcover, 8 in. x 7 in., 96 p. (Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association)
$15 ($12.50 for BAHA members) S&H $3

Picturing Berkeley
A Postcard History

Burl Willes, editor
Jointly published by the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association and the Berkeley Historical Society, this award-winning book features over 400 reproductions of Berkeley postcards from the early 1900s, most in full color.
First edition, 2002. 218 p.
Softcover (Gibbs Smith, Publisher), $20.00 S&H $5

Berkeley Landmarks
An Illustrated Guide to Berkeley, California’s Architectural Heritage

Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny
Contains descripitons and histories of more than 270 buildings, along with maps locating each structure, and over 400 photographs, including newly restored 19th century images. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition, 2001. Softcover, 304 p.
$10.00 (slightly defective copies: $5) S&H $4

An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area
Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny, editor
This extensively illustrated architectural guidebook covers San Francisco and all the other Bay Area counties, including San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin. A dozen Bay Area specialists provide detailed histories of buildings in the region’s cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The book contains more than 2,000 entries, hundreds of photos, and more than 140 maps for walking and driving tours. An essential tour guide for residents or visitors. First edition, 2007. Softcover, 544 p. (Gibbs Smith, Publisher)
$15.00 S&H $5

Berkeley 1900: Daily Life at the Turn of the Century
Richard Schwartz

A special 10th anniversary edition with hundreds of additional photos, many of which have never been published before. The eyewitness accounts and unique views of Berkeley a hundred years ago show how profoundly the landscape, culture, economy and social values of modern Berkeley have been shaped by what came before. This is the definitive account of a pivotal time in the life of one of America’s most beloved cities. See table of contents. Second edition, 2009. Softcover, 330 p. (RSB Books)
$25.00 ($20 for BAHA members) S&H $5

Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley
Richard Schwartz
Legendary personalities have been at the center of Berkeley life since its founding. Focusing on the period 1850 to 1925, Richard Schwartz brings to life Berkeley’s defining men and women: squatters and speculators; missionaries and mystics; vendors, inventors, and industrialists. Illustrated with numerous historic images. See table of contents. First edition, 2007. Hard cover, 244 p. (RSB Books)
$40.00 ($35 for BAHA members) S&H $6

Building with Nature
Inspiration for the Arts & Crafts Home

Leslie Freudenheim
This new edition of the classic Building with Nature: Roots of the San Francisco Bay Region Tradition focuses on the beginnings (1865 and on) of the Bay Area shingle style and Arts & Crafts collaboration in California, and the origins of the trend toward building simple rustic homes in harmony with nature. First edition, 2005. Hardcover, 240 p. (Gibbs Smith, Publisher)
$45.00 ($35 for BAHA members) S&H $5

Earthquake Exodus, 1906
Berkeley Responds to the San Francisco Refugees

Richard Schwartz
The story of the ten-week Berkeley relief effort that rescued 15,000 San Francisco refugees from the earthquake and fire, with over 200 photos, many of which have never been published and many others that have not been seen in a hundred years. First edition, 2006. Softcover, 148 p. (RSB Books)
$25.00 ($20 for BAHA members) S&H $3

Berkeley Southside
Joseph Stubbs
This CD-ROM provides high-quality photographic documentation of 138 buildings in the 40-block area south of the U.C. campus. Clickable map in PDF format includes symbols representing various architectural styles.
$20.00 (S&H $2)

Other books

  1. Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect: His Berkeley Work Out of print
    Anthony Bruce (BAHA, 2006)
    $10.00 (S&H $2)
  2. Julia Morgan, Architect
    Richard Longstreth (BAHA, 1977)
    $12.00 ($10 for BAHA members) S&H $2
  3. Lilian Bridgman, Architect
    Lillian Bridgman Davies (BAHA, 1983)
    $12.00 ($10 for BAHA members) S&H $2
  4. Maybeck, The Family View
    Jacomena Maybeck (BAHA, 1980; 1991)
    $12.00 ($10 for BAHA members) S&H $2
  5. People & Places—A Memoir
    Jacomena Maybeck (Stonegarden Press, 1992)
    $10.00 (S&H $2)
  6. Buildings of Berkeley: Phase Two
    Robert Bernhardi (BAHA, 1991)
    $20.00 (S&H $5)


BAHA house tour guidebooks
A large selection from our three decades of house tours. Click the title to see a complete list of house tours (please note that guidebooks for tours marked OP are out of print). Each guidebook inlcudes descriptions of 10–15 houses featured in the tour, with numerous photos, architect and historic information, and maps. 8 in. x 7 in.
$7.50 ($5 for BAHA members) S&H $2


  1. 1993: Postcards from Berkeley
    Views of Berkeley from historic postcards, plus 4 ready-to-mail postcards on the back cover.
  2. 1992: Downtown, the Heart of Berkeley
    Historic photos of Downtown.
  3. 1991: Gown Meets TownBuildings along the north edge of campus.
  4. 1990: Proud Survivors
    Historic photos of South Campus buildings.
  5. 1987: Julia Morgan
  6. 1983: William Wurster
    Photos by Roger Sturtevant from the Wurster Office.
  7. 1981: Architextural Portraits
    by David Close of details of major buildings.
  8. 1980: Old photos
    of existing buildings with period quotations.
  9. 1979: Recent photos
    by Craig Buchanan of buildings through decades.
  10. 1977: Recent photos
    by David DeVries (2 in color) with commentary.
  11. 1976: Historic & recent photos
    by Johnnie Dell Robinson with commentary.
  1. Delaware Street Historic District
    Drawings by William P. Coburn in 3 colors of current restoration of 1870s Delaware Street; 13” x 24”.
  2. Bernard Maybeck
    Portrait of Maybeck by Robert Baldock in yellow and browns, with quotation. Printed by Wesley B. Tanner. 14” x 22”.
  3. Music in the Street
    Full color, announcing 1980 music series in downtown Berkeley. Designed by Robin Thomas Sweet. 13” x 22”.
  1. Greetings from Berkeley
    A companion to the book Picturing Berkeley by Allen Stross, featuring Kathleen Tandy’s hand-colored version of the 1915 Albertype Company postcard of Center Street.
    25 � (mail order: $1 for 2 cards)
  2. El Granada Building
    Full-color postcard of watercolor rendering by architects Meyers & Ward of the Mission Revival style building at Bancroft & Telegraph, 1905.
    25 �
  3. Barker Block
    Six different postcards of photographs by Marian Brenner of the 1905 Mission Revival– style building at Dwight and Shattuck, 1977.
    25 � each
  4. A Berkeley Classroom
    Postcard of a 1930s elementary school class studying Japan.
    25 �
  1. Indian Trail
    Notecard designed and printed by Yoshiko Yamamoto and Bruce Smith of the Arts & Crafts Press, featuring a sketch of Indian Trail taken from a 1911 real estate brochure for Berkeley’s Thousand Oaks subdivision. Printed in ochre and forest green on cream stock, with matching envelope.
    $2 ($4 postpaid)
  2. Eight Berkeley Buildings
    Drawings by Bruce Judd. Set of 16, boxed.
    $15.00 (S&H $4)

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