Kern County Hall of Records

Kern County Hall of Records (HM264H)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 22.421', W 119° 1.153'

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Completed in January of 1909, the Hall of Records is the oldest government building in continous operation in Kern County. The structure was originally designed and constructed by Los Angeles architects Robert Train (1869-1951) and Robert Williams (1874-1960) in the Beaux Arts architectural style. The structure had large windows and a rotunda that trapped heat inside the building. In 1939, local architect Frank Wyncoop (1902-1976) redesigned the Hall of Records in the PWA Moderne architectural style. The rotunda was remodeled, the statues on the roof were removed, and most of the intricate exterior design features were covered. In 1988 the building was modernized by Bakersfield architect William R. Tuculet and reconstructed by the Klassen Corporation. The building was repainted in the original multi-color design, and storm doors were added to the front of the structure.
HM NumberHM264H
Placed ByKern County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316572 N 3916355
Decimal Degrees35.37368333, -119.01921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.421', W 119° 1.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 25.26" N, 119° 1' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1655 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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