Tupper and Reed Building, Berkeley

Tupper and Reed Building, Berkeley

The Tupper and Reed Building was erected in 1925 in a storybook house style designed by architect William Yellend. The building was built for music store owners John C. Tupper and Lawrence Reed. The Tupper and Reed Music Store was a mainstay in Berkeley for nearly a century; finally closing its doors in 2005.

Though the music store is now gone, the building does not remain vacant. It is now known as the Tupper & Reed Cocktail Bar. Visitors can stop in and have a drink, listen to music or simply enjoy the unique design of this now urban hotspot.

The original music store also included a performance space and a restaurant on the top floor. That restaurant was called the Sign of the Piper. A remnant of that restaurant can be seen through the image of the Pied Piper that located atop the chimney.

The Tupper and Reed Building is located on historic Shattuck Avenue near the University of California Berkeley campus.

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Sight Name: Tupper and Reed Building
Sight Location: Berkeley, USA (See walking tours in Berkeley)
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