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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM264K_padre-hotel_Bakersfield-CA.html
The Padre Hotel is an eight-story Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style building constructed on the former estate of Judge Benjamin Brundage (1834-1913). The Padre was originally designed by Los Angeles architect John M. Cooper (1883-1950) …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM264J_kress-building_Bakersfield-CA.html
S.H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a national chain of "five and dime" retail department stores operating from 1896 to 1981. Opening in 1931, this three-story reinforced steel and masonry building was designed by New York City-based architec…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM264I_the-fox-theater_Bakersfield-CA.html
The Fox Theater was designed by Los Angeles-based motion picture theater architect S. Charles Lee (1899-1990), built by Beller Construction, and supervised by local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882-1946). The three-story Spanish Colonial Revival …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM264H_kern-county-hall-of-records_Bakersfield-CA.html
Completed in January of 1909, the Hall of Records is the oldest government building in continous operation in Kern County. The structure was originally designed and constructed by Los Angeles architects Robert Train (1869-1951) and Robert Williams…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22CH_vest-drug-store-and-market_Bakersfield-CA.html
A three-alarm fire swept through the Fish Building in 1936, destroying a business that had stood at this site since 1890. The current structure, built in 1938 by local contractor Henry Eissler (1879-1966), was designed by local architect Charles H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM22BO_f-w-woolworth-company-store_Bakersfield-CA.html
F.W. Woolworth's stores have been in various Bakersfield locations since 1911. The most modernly-equipped and air-conditioned F.W. Woolworth's store on the Pacific Coast opened to the public on May 6, 1950. Jackson Brothers of Los Angeles constr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1XDJ_20-mule-team-trail-historical_California-City-CA.html
From 1883 to 1889, wagons hauled borax along this road 165 miles from Death Valley to Mohave. The route was laid out by J.W.S. Perry. He and a muleskinner named Ed Stiles designed the wagons to carry the heavy loads to the rail depot. The wagon…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1V5E_avelino-martinez-historical_Tehachapi-CA.html
To quote the authors, Frank F. Latta, Arnold R. Rojas, and Bonnie Ketterl Kane, per Rancho El Tejon's Mayordomo (Supervisor) of almost sixty years, Don Jose Jesus Lopez (J.J.), about Avelino Martinez; "He was a little dried up gnome of a man, so o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SL9_mountain-house_Bakersfield-CA.html
One and one-half miles north of this point stood the Mountain House Station on the route of the Butterfield Stage. Operating through present Kern County during 1858-1861, this famous line ran from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco until the out…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1QY0_tomo-kahni_Tehachapi-CA.html
In the Kawaiisu language, tomo-kahni means winter village. The site's location between the coast and desert allowed the site occupants to hold an important place for trade between these areas and the southern Central Valley. The sacred rock art fo…
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