When arriving here 6 months ago, I would have not guessed that 1218 Spruce St. would become not only a place to stay but a home. I will miss the walk down to the UC Berkeley campus, the smell of jasmin and every little thing I discovered on the way.

A Spruce is a tree of the genus Picea. The word “spruce” entered the English language from Old French Pruce, the name of Prussia. Spruce was a generic term for commodities brought to England by Hanseatic merchants and the tree was believed to have come from Prussia. – from Wikipedia