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

The Ojai Arcade

 
 
The Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
1. The 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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ojai City Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rancho Cañada Larga (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Francis Dam Disaster (approx. 11.4 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Cross (approx. 11.7 miles away); Old County Court House (approx.
The Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
2. The Ojai Arcade Marker
11.8 miles away); San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct (approx. 11.9 miles away); El Caballo (approx. 11.9 miles away); Chumash Hutash Fiesta (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Architecture
 
The Ojai Arcade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
3. The Ojai Arcade
Another Ojai Arcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, May 17, 2018
4. Another Ojai Arcade 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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