CA Earthquake Damages Utopian Past

The City Hall building in a small city in Central California, that was damaged by a recent earthquake, has its origins in one developer's utopian vision.
December 31, 2003, 11am PST | Connie Chung
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"Nothing that happened in Atascadero seemed to hurt its spirit quite like the damage to the imposing City Hall, which towers above the mostly one-story buildings in the city of 27,500 people....It is a building that predates the city's incorporation by six decades and was designed to be the headquarters of a visionary developer who planned what he called the Atascadero Colony as a utopian agrarian paradise at the dawn of the automobile age."

Thanks to Joe Shipp

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Published on Monday, December 29, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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