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City Hall

Ventura, CA
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City Hall, Ventura California

Description

From City Hall, there is a sweeping view of the ocean. A statue of Father Junipero Serra, founder of California's missions, gets to enjoy this view all day long! With the entry doors swung open, one looks out on the prettiest top-of-the-world view! Inside, white marble and white decorative ceilings remind of formal days of old. The building was built in 1912 in Beaux Arts style, and all along the side of the exterior are creepy faces of Roman friars made in terra cotta. There are lovely flowers fronting City Hall.
It only takes a minute to see the inside of City Hall, so extend your outing by walking east along Poli Street. Here you will find the loveliest views of the blue, blue sea, and a mix of pretty Victorian and Queen Anne-style homes with colorful gardens. Walk back to Main Street and downtown Ventura via one of the steep streets. It feels almost like you are in San Francisco!


 

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City Hall, as seen from Main Street, looking up California Street.
City Hall, as seen from Main Street, looking up California Street.
View of downtown Ventura and the ocean from City Hall.
View of downtown Ventura and the ocean from City Hall.
Lavender in front of Ventura's City Hall.
Lavender in front of Ventura's City Hall.
Fancy ceilings.
Fancy ceilings.
Looking out on the world from the entry door of City Hall...
Looking out on the world from the entry door of City Hall...
Doric columns and terra cotta friars' heads.
Doric columns and terra cotta friars' heads.
Creepy friar head!
Creepy friar head!
View up the steep street to the eucalyptus-covered hill as you walk along Poli Street.
View up the steep street to the eucalyptus-covered hill as you walk along Poli Street.
Rose garden in front of Victorian home.
Rose garden in front of Victorian home.
Pretty home on one of the side streets between Poli and Main Streets.
Pretty home on one of the side streets between Poli and Main Streets.
Wonderful historical house east on Main Street.
Wonderful historical house east on Main Street.
 

Directions

You can't miss City Hall- you see it a short distance up the hill when you're in downtown. The address is 501 Poli Street, Ventura CA 93001. Simply walk here from Main Street, up California Street.
City Hall is open Mon-Fri, 8-5.

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Frank
09/29/2007 18:02
Beautiful photo of City Hall

Last Updated Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:58:00 GMT