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Whittier Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Whittier skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Whittier architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Whittier are included on this list. Information about these Whittier buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Whittier and older historic landmarks.

List features buildings like National Bank of Whittier Building and Hoover Hotel.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Whittier?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Whittier. Famous architectural houses within the city of Whittier are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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    Pio Pico State Historic Park

    Pío Pico State Historic Park is the site of El Ranchito, also known as the Pío Pico Adobe or Pío Pico Mansion, the final home of Pío Pico, the last Governor of Alta California under Mexican rule and a pivotal figure in early California history. Located in Whittier, California, at 6003 Pioneer Blvd. near Whittier Blvd. and Interstate 605, it is California Historical Landmark No. 127, listed as "Casa de Governor Pío Pico". Just west of the park is the San Gabriel River. Across the river is the city that bears his name - Pico Rivera. The park consists of the adobe and about three acres of surrounding land. Starting in 1848, after the Mexican-American War, Pío Pico began acquiring the...  more
    • City/Town: Whittier, California, USA
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    Standard Oil Building

    Standard Oil Building is a historic building in Whittier, California. Built in 1914, it was designed by Rea & Garstang in the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. The building was built for the Standard Oil Company, which had begun successfully drilling for oil in 1910 in the area. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and is now used as a beauty salon and day spa....  more
    • City/Town: Whittier, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1914
    • Style: Mission Revival Style architecture, Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture