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

Old County Court House

 
 
Ventura County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
1. Ventura County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  This imposing building was designed by Albert C. Martin and built in 1912 as the Ventura County Court House. It is an outstanding example of neo-classic architecture, considered the proper style for public buildings of the early 20th century. The court house was purchased by the City of San Buenaventura in 1971 for use as the City Hall.
 
Erected 1973 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of San Buenaventura. (Marker Number 847.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks series lists.
 
Location. 34° 16.935′ N, 119° 17.594′ W. Marker is in Ventura, California, in Ventura County. Marker is at the intersection of Poli Street and North California Street, on the right when traveling west on Poli Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 Poli Street, Ventura CA 93001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Ventura County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
2. Ventura County Courthouse
Marker is mounted on the block fence wall to the left of the steps. In this view the marker is behind the Padre statue.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erle Stanley Gardner’s Law Office (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jack Rose (about 600 feet away); Groene Building (about 700 feet away); Bard Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ventura Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Arnold House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Cunane House (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Cross (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ventura.
 
Regarding Old County Court House. This is California Historic Landmark No. 847, and Ventura County Landmark No. 12.
 
Ventura County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
3. Ventura County Courthouse
Ventura County Courthouse Architecture image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
4. Ventura County Courthouse Architecture
The courthouse is adorned with the faces of 24 Spanish Padres who founded this community.
Relief Motif image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
5. Relief Motif
Mission Padre Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
6. Mission Padre Statue
Old County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
7. Old County Court House Marker
Marker is near the sidewalk, to the left of the stairs. The old court house is now City Hall.
Old County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, October 7, 2018
8. Old County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011. This page has been viewed 690 times since then. Last updated on August 10, 2020. Photos:   1. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   7, 8. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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