Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
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Scott's Seafood Jack London Square
2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

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Vonnie Bower 
Construction Specifications Institute East Bay-Oakland Chapter 


The Buildings and the Eccentrics of the East Bay

The Exciting Lives of Two Amazing Nineteenth Century Buildings in the East Bay. One was built by a working woman who cleaned houses and one was built by a nationally acclaimed actor. Both buildings were influenced by the character and drama of their owners’ lives. Presented by Richard Schwartz, Contractor, Historian, and Author.

RICHARD SCHWARTZ, CONTRACTOR, HISTORIAN, and AUTHOR of five books; including Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Eccentrics, Heroes and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley;  and Berkeley 1900. Originally from Philadelphia, Richard graduated from Temple University with a degree in English literature. He worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm for two years before heading West to find higher mountains. He rescued early 20th Century editions of the Berkeley Gazette, which were discarded by the Berkeley Historical Society.  He incorpotated many of these articles in his books, which will be available at the meeting.


Meeting location: SCOTT’S – JACK LONDON SQUARE

#2 BROADWAY– 510-444-6917 (across street from Amtrack and free shuttle “B” from 12th Street BART Station) validated Garage parking or FREE street parking after 6:00 pm.  

Tabletops and networking start at 5:45 pm  Dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by program at 7:15 pm. NOTE: Meeting will be in Harbor View Room A. 

RSVP to Constant Contact …or vbower@fmgarchitects.com by September 14th with entrée choice:
Salmon Alla Bella or Parmesan Chicken or Stuffed Mushroom [Veg.].

Cost with RSVP= $50. ($55. at the door)  EBO-CSI members and Students: FREE.No shows will be billed $50. [cost of dinner].Checks/Credit cards accepted.