The exuberant personalities of 22 landmark buildings in downtown Fresno are captured in watercolor portraits and brief explanations of each structure's significance in this architectural survey. Covering well-known properties in all stages of repair, this collection includes images of the Hotel Californian, the Liberty Theater, the Meux Home, the Pacific Southwest Building, the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, and Warnors Theater. Including a glossary of architectural terms and a bibliography, this nostalgic look at the historic past and current rebirth of central Fresno pays stirring homage to the area's unique architectural heritage.
Janice Stevens is a partner of Gallery II, an art gallery in Fresno. She is a staff writer for The Business Journal and a freelance writer for The Fresno Bee and Northview Community News. Pat Hunter is a watercolor artist and teacher who owns Gallery II. Her artwork has been commissioned by McDonald's and decorates more than 25 restaurants across the country. They both live in Fresno, California.