From fertile farmland to gleaming glass: How generations of architects built UC Berkeley

Photograph, taken in 1898 by O.V. Lange from the Berkeley Hills, of the early buildings of UC Berkeley's campus
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This photograph from the Daily Cal archives was taken by O.V. Lange from the Berkeley Hills in 1898. On the left in the open space is the still-standing South Hall, while the since-lost North Hall is visible to its right, with Bacon Hall sitting nestled in the trees closer to the hills. In the distance, the Golden Gate is visible, along with the San Francisco peninsula and Alcatraz Island.

To stroll through UC Berkeley’s campus is to travel through time, whether looking out from the top of the Campanile or down from the hills above.
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Coming home (again) to Wheeler Hall

In a day and age that seems to hold the STEM fields in ever-growing esteem while valuing the humanities less and less, the walls and halls of this building stand out, having witnessed and been part of key moments in the campus’s history. Wheeler Hall and the wild journey it sent me on serve as physical reminders of why I do what I do as an English major.
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Doe Library celebrates 100th birthday

Now, the library plans for an increasingly digital future while maintaining its print roots

When the Charles Franklin Doe Memorial Library was dedicated on March 21, 1912, architect John Galen Howard envisioned it would be the heart of the then-45-year-old UC Berkeley campus as it continued to grow and expand. On Wednesday, the campus held a celebration of the library’s 100th birthday, complete with
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