Monday, January 26, 2015

Downtown Hollister Historic District: The Kearney Building

The Downtown Hollister Historic District series continues today with a look at the Kearney Building on Fifth Street. This two-story commercial structure is another contributing building in the historic district, which means that it cannot be demolished unless it meets certain measures.

The Kearney Building was constructed around 1929 and still has many of its original decorative features intact, including the beautiful banded tile at the bottom of the building.  Between the windows is a plaque that looks like a crest. Could it be Kearney's crest?

This is one of the few buildings in town that actually has a plaque of its name on it, which is next to the central doorway. Every time I pass by it, I wonder who Kearney was. Anyone know?

Today is Blue Monday,  hosted by Smiling Sally, and that's where I shall be. Come join me by clicking here.


  1. Hi Su-siee,

    What an intricate building. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. I love those beautiful old historic buildings and their beautiful trim and moldings.
    Have a great week!
    Joy @ Books and Life

    1. It's been fun taking photos of all town's old commercial buildings.

  3. That is a neat historic building. Beautifully designed! Happy Blue Monday. I hope you will visit me soon.

  4. Sweet little building

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  5. Replies
    1. When I see such delicate details on buildings, I wonder who were the people that made the choices.


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