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The Bakersfield Inn
Bakersfield, CA

 

Bakersfield Inn Tower (Removed)
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Bakersfield Inn was located along the old Highway 99 in the Central Valley town of Bakersfield. Built in 1929, the Bakersfield Inn grew its business and expanded throughout the next few decades, even building another wing across Union Avenue, next to the famed Bakersfield Arch.

However times changed. According to the Bakersfield Californian, the businesses along Union (old 99) saw traffic and visitors really slow down when Highway 99 was moved a couple of miles west in 1962.

Eventually, fires at the location destroyed both the newest west wing as well as the main building. After the fire, the Bakersfield Inn stopped being an inn.

Bakersfield Inn (Closed)
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

Today, the former Bakersfield Inn building is home to the Kennemer Center, a rehabilitation center.

Nearby, the Bakersfield arch also fell into disrepair and was removed from the intersection of Union and California. The letters were saved and installed on the new arch located on Buck Owens Boulevard just outside of the Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

More photos of the former Bakersfield Inn are found below.

 

Bakersfield Inn / Kennemer Center
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Close-up of tower and "inn"pillar
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The "inn" pillar has been removed
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

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