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Berkeley California<br />
he inimitable William R. Yelland designed this commercial building in Berkeley, California dating from 1925.  Yelland made generous use of cast stone ornament such as the telemon  or male figure supporting the corbel at foreground, as well as the relief panel framed by the small blind loggia on the upper facade.  A typical Storybook motif--the dovecote--appears at the apex of the gable; more unusual is the use of rubbed brick (brick shaped by grinding), visible in the molded string course just above the sign.   <br />
Shortly after the building’s completion, the trade magazine Architect and Engineer appraised it as follows:  “[Its] style brings to mind many places in the old world--and it has...a sense of intimacy, of loving attention to detail, of pleasure in doing something well.”