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“Very attractive City Hall”
Review of Ventura City Hall

Ventura City Hall
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

As we explored the bistros and interesting small shops in Ventura on foot, we were drawn to the City hall: an imposing "beaux-arts" style 1912 white structure, located above the shopping district on Poli Street. Twenty four faces of Fransiscan padres adorn the facade and murals and other artwork line the interior walls. The second floor City Council Chamber features three stained glass domes and lovely views of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. In front of the City Hall is bronze statue of Padre Junipero Serra.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

It is hard to explain how pretty this complex is. There's the excellent terra cotta exterior with monks heads all around, the exquisite marble thru out the interior, and the beautiful council chamber room. Out front is a wonderful sculpture of Fr. Serra and the whole thing looks out over the Pacific. It's free so take 30 minutes and check it out.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Wonderful, well kept building and grounds with information abounding. Wish all cities had the many activities found in Ventura

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

My friend and I spent July 4th visiting the Ventura City Hall and scouring the fun thrift stores and street vendors on Main Street. The City Hall is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The beautiful marble and wood interior is something one does not see anymore in newer buildings. There is also a marvelous "huge" wood carving of Father Junipero Serra inside the building. We also spent time on Main Street Ventura. My friend and I live approximately 50 miles from Ventura and we took the Amtrak train that dropped us off at the Ventura Fair Grounds and we only had to walk 2 blocks to Main Street. We passed by interesting murals and fountains and old historic buildings. If you like history, then you would like this day trip.

Thank SusanT930
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

That is what us hometown folks call our City Hall in a very affectionate manner. We love to look up the hill on California Street and see this great white edifice looking over our beautiful city! The architecture is fantastic inside and out so you will want to take a tour.

If you get a chance to look into the City Council room, you will see a bit of literary history. Before it was City Hall, the Marble Mansion was the main court house and Erle Stanley Gardner use to practice law there before he became famous for writing
Perry Mason books. You can tour his old office still if you just go two blocks down California Street to the Erle Stanley Gardner building.

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