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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27N9_first-baptist-church_Bakersfield-CA.html
The First Baptist Church was completed under the supervision of local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882 - 1946) in 1932. The building, designed in the Northern Italian Romanesque architectural style, is described in the National Register of Histor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27N8_hayden-building_Bakersfield-CA.html
The Hayden Building is a classic example of Second Renaissance Revival architectural style. It was designed for the Kern County Land Company by San Francisco architect Charles I. Haven (1849-1916) and opened in 1904 as the Hayden Furniture Company…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27F5_first-presbyterian-church_Bakersfield-CA.html
In 1889, First Presbyterian Church began its ministry in Kern County as Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1905 the church merged with Westminster Presbyterian; being renamed First Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield. The church acquired property o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27DY_southern-hotel_Bakersfield-CA.html
This site occupied by the French Hotel during the 1870's, later by the Southern Hotel from 1888 to 1947.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27AQ_kern-county-courthouse_Bakersfield-CA.html
This was the site of the original county courthouse in Bakersfield (1874). In 1913 it was purchased by the city for use as a city hall and was occupied until the earthquakes of 1952. The present city hall was dedicated in 1954.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM27AP_haberfelde-building_Bakersfield-CA.html
George Haberfelde (1871 - 1962), a civic and business leader in the community, contracted with local architect Charles H. Biggar (1882 - 1946) to construct this five-story office and retail building in the Sullivanesque architectural style. When c…
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…
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