#0847 Ventura County Courthouse


#0847 Ventura County Courthouse

Site information:

501 Poli St. at N California St, Ventura


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Old County Courthouse

This imposing building was designed by Albert C. Martin and built in 1912 as the Ventura County court house. It is an outstanding example of neo-classic architecture, considered the proper style for public buildings of the early 20th century. The court house was purchased by the City of San Buenaventura in 1971 for use as the City Hall.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of San Buenaventura. December 29, 1973.

OHP description:

The courthouse was designed in 1910 by one of the early pioneers of architecture in Southern California-Albert C. Martin, Sr. Dedicated in July 1913, the structure is an outstanding example of neoclassic architecture, a style prevalent in the United States at the turn of the century. The courthouse is an extremely well-proportioned building, and is rich in detail and materials not likely to be found elsewhere in the Southern California area.

Registered 5/19/1971