Ventura High School Auditorium and Gymnasium

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Ventura High School Auditorium and Gymnasium, concrete, Ventura, 1940

This structure is one of the last in the state built in the Art Deco style.  Linear elements, geometric patterning, and the overall streamlined shape reflect the style.

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