Cambria is brimming with historic architecture, from The Music House dating back to 1865 to Soto’s Market built in 1939. Tour historical Victorian houses and stop in at Mozzi’s, a historic saloon that harks back to the roaring ’20s.
Cambria has an eclectic and charming collection of many architectural styles embracing modern, Victorian, Old World, bungalow and cottage to name a few. Victorian architecture was very popular at the turn of the century, when Cambria was becoming a bustling town near one of the regions largest mines. This style of architecture was the inspiration for many of the buildings still standing in Cambria today. Interpretations of the historic style are mixed with more modern influences for a quirky and welcoming atmosphere.
Nearby Hearst Castle is also a must-see architectural phenomenon, built between 1922 and 1939 in the “historic romantic” style by architect Julia Morgan. And Cambria’s own Nitt Witt Ridge has an architectural style of its own, built by novice folk artist and junk collector Arthur “Art” Harold Beal in the ’20s and beyond.
Whatever your preference, Cambria’s local architecture is sure to inspire and awe.