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Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

United States Post Office

 
 
United States Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 17, 2018
1. United States Post Office Marker
Inscription.  In 1924, Bakersfield was the twenty-first city in California to receive a Federal Post Office Building. Built at a cost of $130,000, the Mission architecture style building, constructed of masonry and concrete and reinforced with steel, was the official federal government center for many years in Kern County. While architectural credit is often given to Acting Supervising Architect James A. Wetmore (1863-1940), this building was designed by an unknown architect in the Office of the Supervising Architect, an agency of the United States Treasury Department that designed federal government buildings from 1852 to 1939.
 
Erected 2015 by Kern County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 35° 22.533′ N, 119° 1.32′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker is on 18th St., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1730 18th St, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Padre Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Land Company Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Standard Oil Company Building (about 400 feet away); Hayden Building (about 500 feet away); Crites Building (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Alphonse Weill Residence (about 600 feet away); Hay Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
United States Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 17, 2018
2. United States Post Office Marker
United States Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 17, 2018
3. United States Post Office Marker
United States Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 17, 2018
4. United States Post Office Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2018, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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