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Fullen Market Building

CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK designated in 1985 FULLEN MARKET BUILDING Henry S. Patton, Builder 1907–08 Built by a real-estate developer during the East Bay building boom that followed the 1906 ...

CITY OF BERKELEY LANDMARK
designated in 1985

FULLEN MARKET BUILDING
Henry S. Patton, Builder
1907–08

Built by a real-estate developer during the East Bay building boom that followed
the 1906 earthquake, this corner store anchored the southwestern boundary of the
neighborhood once known as Regents Park. For over 75 years owners of the grocery,
and later the owners of Rivoli Delicatessen and Salami Factory, lived upstairs.
Tempting aromas lured prospective customers inside, as they waited for the streetcar
under the store’s retractable awning.

The original tile-roofed early Mission Revival-style building retains its heavy
beamed projecting bays and roof bracketing. Decorative S-shaped
wooden window mullions were later removed. The original
corner-store entrance has been relocated, although the
interior remains mostly intact.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
2011

 

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