San Luis Obispo: A History in Architecture (Images of America) (Paperback)

San Luis Obispo: A History in Architecture (Images of America) By Janet Penn Franks Cover Image


San Luis Obispo was founded in 1772 as a mission in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains on California's Central Coast. The city that grew from a rustic pueblo, with its scattering of adobe buildings, today has a wealth of architectural styles. From the simple barns of the outlying farm community, to the grand hotels and lively saloons kept busy by the Southern Pacific Railroad depot, and back full circle to the Mission Revival style edifices of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo's architecture has echoed its history. Motor travel brought the world's first motel to this half-way point on California's historic Highway 101, and the famously zany tourist attraction, the Madonna Inn.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738529271
ISBN-10: 0738529273
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: November 15th, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America