Ojai in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico
Architects Frank Mead and Richard Requa modeled the tower after the Christopher Columbus Cathedral in Havana, Cuba, with additional details from cathedrals and churches throughout Mexico.
Complementing the Arcade and Pergola bordering Ojai Avenue, the project was an integral part of the civic redevelopment plan conceived by Edward D. Libbey.
Erected 1993 by City of Ojai. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 34° 26.863′ N, 119° 14.745′ W. Marker is in Ojai, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of Ojai Avenue and Signal Street, on the right when traveling east on Ojai Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 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 The Ojai Arcade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The History of Libbey Bowl (about 500 feet away); Ojai City Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Matilija Hot Springs (approx. 4.1 miles away); Santa Gertrudis Asistencia (approx. 7½ miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct (approx. 7.7 miles away); Rancho Cañada Larga (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ojai.
Regarding Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico. The Ojai Arcade is across the street, and the Pergola (covered walkway) is at Libby Park next door to the Post Office. This is Ventura County Landmark No. 26. The tower is not open to the public.
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