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Bernard Maybeck's masterwork (1910) harmonized a wealth of styles, yet copied none, in a unique, Arts and Crafts structure of surpassing beauty and serenity. The church fuses multiple roof-lines-typical of a Japanese temple-with Spanish tiles and rec-tangular, fluted columns supporting trellises hung with wisteria. In the shape of a Greek cross, the sunken auditorium is naturally lit by side windows and diagonally spanned with arching beams, imparting a feeling of great spaciousness. The milled woodwork in the ceiling beams and the interior furnishings, all of which Maybeck himself designed, show exquisite craftsmanship.
- Address : 2619 Dwight Way USA - Berkeley 9470494704Berkeley
- Phone : 5108457199
- Website : http://www.1stchurchberkeley.org
Opening hours :
- Visit by guided tour (45min) only, year-round 1st Sun of each month 12:15pm, or by reservation. Public services Sun 11am & Wed 8pm.