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

The Ojai Arcade

 
 
Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
1. 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
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 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of Libbey Bowl (about 600 feet away); Ojai City Jail
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Matilija Hot Springs (approx. 4.2 miles away); Oil Well Ojai No. 6 (approx. 7.3 miles away); Santa Gertrudis Asistencia (approx. 7.6 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct (approx. 7.8 miles away); Rancho Cañada Larga (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ojai.
 
Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
2. Ojai Arcade Marker
The Ojai Arcade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
3. The Ojai Arcade
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
4. Second 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.
The Ojai Arcade image. Click for full size.
courtesy Museum of Ventura County
5. The Ojai Arcade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 220 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on December 19, 2023, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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