Cloyne Court Hotel, Berkeley

Cloyne Court Hotel, Berkeley

The Cloyne Court Hotel built in 1904, often referred to simply as Cloyne, is one of the houses of the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC), a student housing cooperative in Berkeley, California. It is located at the north side of the University of California, Berkeley campus on Ridge Road.

Cloyne is the largest non-apartment style property in the BSC, itself the largest housing co-op organization in North America, housing 140 UC Berkeley students (119 during summer), mostly undergraduates[citation needed]. Despite its size the house is student-run and student-governed. Members contribute 5 hours of workshift per week each for various tasks needed for the operation of the house: cooking, cleaning, house maintenance, gardening, etc. House's council, house's governing body where all members democratically make decisions pertaining the house, meets every Sunday.

In the past, Cloyne has played a notable role in the Bay Area music scene. The bands No Doubt, Operation Ivy, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, Primus, Elliott Smith, 24-7 Spyz, Save Ferris, Skankin' Pickle, The Mr. T Experience, Two Gallants, Blüchunks and Rilo Kiley played at Cloyne before becoming well known.

Cloyne is also known for its murals covering many of its internal walls. Murals have been made through years by members residing in the house. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as well as a City of Berkeley Landmark.
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Sight Name: Cloyne Court Hotel
Sight Location: Berkeley, USA (See walking tours in Berkeley)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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