Five Fun Things To Do In Fresno, California.
An especially interesting fact was learned at http://historicfresno.org.
There are thirty-one sites in Fresno and the surrounding area in the National Register of Historic Places.
Certainly, this is impressive.
Let’s take a look at 5 Fabulous Fresno Landmarks.
Evidently, there is more going on there in Fresno then most people realize.
1. Pantages Theatre (1929)
1400 Fulton Street
The Pantages Theatre was constructed by Alexander Pantages. Before Pantages retired, he controlled 40 theaters. At the same time, he owned 16 additional theaters. Clearly, he was a savvy businessman. In 1929 the theatre was purchased by Warner Brothers. Fresno became the second West Coast city to have a Warner Brother’s motion picture theater. As a result, its name was ultimately changed to “Warners Theatre.”
2. Forestiere Underground Gardens (1906-1946)
5021 W. Shaw Avenue
Baldasare Forestiere designed and hand-sculpted Forestiere Underground Gardens. Consequently, Forestiere created a completely unique underground retreat. Evidently, his motivation was to escape the San Joaquin Valley’s extreme heat. He continued to expand and modify the gardens throughout his life. Clearly, he had a very interesting vision.
3. Old Fresno Water Tower (1894)
2444 Fresno Street
In 1891, George Washington Maher was commissioned to design Fresno’s water tower. Consequently, the pumping machinery was in operation from 1894 through 1963. Finally, in 2001 the second floor was removed. At this point, the interior of the tower became the facilities visitors’ center.
4. Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (1889)
1713 Tulare Street
The Central Pacific Railroad was chartered by Congress to construct a portion of the first transcontinental line. It was started in Sacramento and proceeded eastward. Eventually, the Central Pacific Railroad became the Southern Pacific in 1884. Indeed the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is one of the best symbols of the agri-business capital of the world
5. Warehouse Row Buildings
Wormser Building (1909)
764 P Street
Western Meat Company (1910)
754 P Street
Fresno Consumers Ice Company (1903)
702 P Street
In the 1890s and continuing into the early 1900s, Fresno County became one of the richest agricultural counties in the United States. Meanwhile, construction of the Warehouse Row buildings began. Certainly, this was in reaction to the growing community.
In addition to all of this, I learned that Fresno has notably affordable housing.
Check out the affordable Homes for Sale in Fresno, California and you will undeniably see this fact.
Have you ever been to Fresno or anywhere in Central California?
Indeed there is much to see and do.
Let me know in the comments below.