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Ventura City Hall

501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
+1 805-654-7800
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Love Historical Architectural Buildings?

San Buenaventura City Hall started out as the Ventura County Courthouse and was built in 1912. It... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
jogrow7
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Ventura, CA
Beautiful historic architecture

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ventura County. Originally the county courthouse... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
GwendolynAP
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Ventura, California
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501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

San Buenaventura City Hall started out as the Ventura County Courthouse and was built in 1912. It is a State of California Historical Landmark, listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The building sports a copper sheathed dome and an elegant Italian marble foyer....More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ventura County. Originally the county courthouse, these days the building serves as City Hall which means it is open during the day M-F for people to visit. Conveniently located at the end of California Street, the...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Ventura City Hall has a long history and is told throughout the building. Broad marble floors, stairs and baulistrades. Stunning views of Ventura and the ocean. Interesting murals telling the history of Ventura with art installations and revolving art exhibits. A must see.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The inner architecture is nicer than the exterior, the stained class dome inside is very pretty... The view of the ocean from the front is also nice.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had my first experience with the Ventura City Planning/Permit Department a week ago. Going to their office with trepidation, I was greeted by a very nice lady at the Permits desk who asked if she could help. I explained that this was my first...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Situated in downtown, lovely architecture and art/décor inside. Great views looking back over downtown and the coast. Worth a look.

Thank Savcat
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've taken the legal tour of Ventura presented by Mr. Senate, which includes history about Ventura's own Erle Stanley Gardner. The tour is informative and entertaining. The building in beautiful and a great city treasure.

Thank RalphVentura
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice building where you can get in and enjoy the marbled floors and the tinted windows. They have arts on display on the second floor. Behind the city hall is the botanical gardens where you can go hiking.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The art work on the walls is fantastic as is the tile work & stained glass windows. Walk or elevator to very top for a wonderful view of Santa Barbara.

Thank oswegolinda
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This building has been the setting for some movies, "Chinatown" being one. The lovely marble inside and the detailed carvings outside the building show its history. A few years ago I went on a ghost tour that included this building. Spooky!

Thank Sundancer93003
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Rosegarden97
9 November 2015|
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Response from Marie G | Reviewed this property |
No. It is only open during normal weekday business hours, as it is the official City Hall.
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