city hall history

by Frank Peterson
(Ventura, CA)

Many, many years ago an old timer said that the county could not decide where to or how to build the county building and courthouse. So a couple of business men went on their own and built the present building (city hall now) and told the county supervisors to buy the building or they would just change it into a grand hotel. Is there any truth to this or just his imagination for the fun of it?

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