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

Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico

 
 
Ojai Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
1. Ojai Post Office Marker
Inscription.  The Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico, completed in 1917, provide a scenic focal point for the downtown area.

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: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list.
 
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
Ojai Post Office Marker and Portico image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
2. Ojai Post Office Marker and Portico
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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.
 
Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
3. Ojai Post Office Tower and Portico
Ojai Post Office Tower image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, November 10, 2019
4. Ojai Post Office Tower
Ojai Arcade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
5. Ojai Arcade
Old Sign image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
6. Old Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2020. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 4, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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