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Ojai in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Ojai Arcade

 
 
The Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
1. The Ojai Arcade Marker
Inscription.  The Arcade was the inspiration of winter resident Edward Drummond Libbey of Libbey Glass in Ohio. He hired the architectural firm of Mead and Requa to design the arcade. Robert Winfield was the contractor. Libbey asked merchants to contribute $10 per frontage foot of their store space to help finance the project and he paid the remainder of the costs. The arcade, built in 1917, now belongs to the City of Ojai.
 
Erected 1993 by City of Ojai. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 34° 26.879′ N, 119° 14.689′ W. Marker is in Ojai, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from East Ojai Avenue south of South Signal Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai CA 93023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ojai City Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Gertrudis Asistencia
The Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
2. The Ojai Arcade Marker
(approx. 7.6 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct (approx. 7.8 miles away); Rancho Cañada Larga (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 11.4 miles away); Faulkner House (approx. 11½ miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Cross (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ojai.
 
The Ojai Arcade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
3. The Ojai Arcade
Another Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
4. Another Ojai Arcade Marker
This arcade was conceived and built in 1917 to provide a unifying and aesthetically appealing architectural theme to the business section of the Ojai Valley. In 1989 the arcade was rehabilitated and strengthened by the City of Ojai so that it could be preserved and continue to be a symbol of the community, valued by residents and visitors alike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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