1938 Extension

1938 expansion
The extension to the Bakersfield Californian building, also design by architect Charles Biggar, features a similar, though less ornate, architectural style.


The Bakersfield Californian experienced significant growth in the 1930s, allowing the Californian to expand its facilities. The newspaper purchased a new printing press and established separate engraving and photography departments. An extension of the original structure was required to house these expanded operations for the newspaper. The 1938 addition was a 9,500 square foot three-story structure affixed to the north side of the building that matched the structure’s original Italian Renaissance Revival architectural style.





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