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Cheney Cottage Salvation

Berkeley, California

Known as the Cheney Cottage, it is the smaller of two properties originally located at 2241 and 2243 College Avenue on the Cal campus and built by journalist and real-estate agent Lemuel Warren Cheney. The larger of the two homes, the Cheney House, was demolished in March 2010 after the university failed to find a buyer for it. Built in 1885, the Cheney House was believed to be the second oldest surviving structure in the Berkeley Property Tract. (Read the full history on the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association website.)
The landmarked Cheney Cottage was built in 1902 as a rental property for Cheney and his wife May. It appears to have been inspired by Bernard Maybeck's Boke House on Panoramic Way.

Project Statistics
Builder:Carl Ericsson in 1902
Architect of Record for relocation to 62nd Street:Andus Brandt
Engineer of Record for new foundation at 62nd Street:iAssociates inc.
Year of Completion:1902
Year of Relocation to 62nd Street:2013
Building Height:2 Stories