Padre Hotel

Padre Hotel (HM264K)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 22.533', W 119° 1.292'

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The Padre Hotel is an eight-story Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style building constructed on the former estate of Judge Benjamin Brundage (1834-1913). The Padre was originally designed by Los Angeles architect John M. Cooper (1883-1950) in 1928 with 198 guest rooms, eight stories, a banquet hall, and a coffee shop. It had an auspicious and flamboyant beginning in the Central Valley's roaring 1920s. Milton "Spartacus" Miller (1914-1999) and his partners purchased the hotel in 1954, and for the next 45 years he was in spirited battle with Bakersfield's city leaders over a myriad of issues. The building was closed for a number of years and the contemporary Padre Hotel was reopened in 2010 after an unprecedented $18 million renovation by San Diego-based developer Eat.Drink.Sleep. and Graham Downes Architecture.
HM NumberHM264K
Placed ByKern County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316365 N 3916567
Decimal Degrees35.37555000, -119.02153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 22.533', W 119° 1.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 22' 31.98" N, 119° 1' 17.52" 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 1702 18th St, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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