Thursday, February 19, 2009

San Diego 1915: Kern and Tulare Counties Building.....

The Kern and Tulare Counties Building was located on the west side of the Panama-California Exposition's Esplanade, directly across from the San Joaquin Valley Counties Building. Overlooking Palm Canyon to the west, the building was designed in the style of the urban Spanish-Colonial homes found throughout Mexico. The structure featured an ornamented entrance centered along a plainly designed ground-floor; above which was located an ornamented second-floor, containing numerous balconied windows, square columns, and a decorative cornice and parapet. Extending south-west from the building was a semi-circular arcade, leading to the Alameda and Santa Clara Counties Building and the Via de los Estados. Exhibits from the California counties of Kern and Tulare occupied the interior of the structure.

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