Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Kern County Fair Exhibit Building
The land presently occupied by the museum was once the Kern County Fair Grounds. This building was used as a community exhibits building to display locally grown crops. The Kern County Fair moved from this site to its current location in southeast Bakersfield in 1952.
Prior to becoming the fair grounds, this property was a farm owned by Solomon and Philo Jewett. The Jewett brothers utilized this land for growing crops and raising sheep. Architect Charles H. Biggar designed this exhibit building in 1926.
Erected by Kern County Museum.
Location. 35° 23.63′ N, 119° 1.237′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located to the right of the entrance of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standard School (within shouting distance of this marker); Undertaker's Office General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Court House and Jail (about 300 feet away); Cable Tool Drilling Rig (about 300 feet away); Metcalf House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
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