Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building, Bakersfield

Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building, Bakersfield (must see)

The Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building is a historic building in Bakersfield, California. It is considered one of the best surviving example of architecture designed by Charles H. Biggar. It is a combination of three architectural styles: Beaux Arts, Mission Revival, and Arts and Crafts.

In the mid 1920s, Kern County decided to build a structure that would showcase both products and innovations from the county. Although it would be the headquarters of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce, the building would be constructed by the county government. A site on the Chester Avenue near the Kern River, which the county already owned, was selected.

In 1945, the Kern County Museum opened. It utilized a small portion of the Chamber of Commerce building. The museum became very popular, and the amount of artifacts on display continued to increase.
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Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building on Map

Sight Name: Kern County Chamber of Commerce Building
Sight Location: Bakersfield, USA (See walking tours in Bakersfield)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Bakersfield, California

Create Your Own Walk in Bakersfield

Create Your Own Walk in Bakersfield

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bakersfield is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Bakersfield's Chester Avenue

Tour of Bakersfield's Chester Avenue

This tour starts at Garces Memorial Traffic Circle and heads north to the Kern County Museum downtown. You will visit Pioneer Village, the Children’s Discovery Center, and other attractions that shouldn't be missed! Explore Bakersfield's fun and vibrant Chester Avenue on this tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Bakersfield Historical Buildings Tour

Bakersfield Historical Buildings Tour

Many buildings in Bakersfield were damaged during the earthquake of 1952. Fortunately, many of them have since been carefully restored and preserved. Take this tour to explore Bakersfield's past by visiting some the city's buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places or as Historic Sites in Kern County.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Bakersfield Introduction Walking Tour

Bakersfield Introduction Walking Tour

Colonel Thomas Baker established the city now known as Bakersfield in 1863. His small original settlement has developed into one of the largest cities in California. There are many notable landmarks in downtown Bakersfield that highlight the cultural and historic significance of the city. Take this self-guided tour to get acquainted with the beautiful monuments, parks, and cultural venues spread...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles