Bakersfield Built / Architecture in the 1930s
Bakersfield Built: Architecture in the 1930sExhibition, Symposium and TourFriday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2014 This fall, Bakersfield's leading academic and cultural institutions are coming together to celebrate an overlooked aspect of the city's legacy: its architectural heritage. 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck's 1939 classic, "The Grapes of Wrath." As part of that celebration, "Bakersfield Built: Architecture of the 1930s" will mount the first exhibition, symposium, and architecture tour of its kind in Bakersfield.
The cornerstone of the project is an exhibition of architectural drawings, photographs and other archival materials about Bakersfield architecture during the 1930s. The exhibit will be augmented by a symposium on Saturday, October 25th featuring SAH/SCC Members, Sian Winship, Barbara Lamprecht and Ken Breisch.
That same afternoon, symposium participants will be invited to visit the finest examples of Bakersfield architecture in the 1930s-many of which have not been opened to the public for years. They include the Clarence Cullimore Residence (1930, Clarence Cullimore, Sr.), the Zimmer Residence (1937, Clarence Cullimore, Sr.), the Maguire Residence (1939-40, Franklin and Kump) and the Davis Residence (1936-7, Richard Neutra).
Complementary/free exhibition opening on Friday night, October 24th at 5-7:30 PM. Tickets Symposium/Home Tour on Saturday, October 25th (9:00AM-5:00PM) are $65 and available for purchase at the CSUB website.
The tour includes an opportunity to get through this door. The Davis Residence by Richard Neutra.