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A busy city hall

This is a busy place. There are many high profile cases tried. If you have time, you can easily... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Samuel M
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Los Angeles
Cool building

Stumbled upon it. It's across the steer from a really cool park. The building is beautiful. We... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
Jennifer K
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Carmel, Indiana
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3 Aug 2018
“A busy city hall”
23 Dec 2017
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1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3295
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is a busy place. There are many high profile cases tried. If you have time, you can easily see someone notable.

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed December 23, 2017

The tile surrounding the entrance is the only element of interest for a visit. Interior is mid-20th century industrial. City Council chambers are nicer and more comfortable than most municipalities.

Thank ConduitConsulting
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Go inside if its open. The lobby and stairs are a testament to a time when construction and craftsmanship mattered. Really beautiful.

Thank Judy A
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon it. It's across the steer from a really cool park. The building is beautiful. We didn't go inside, but thought it was cool enough from a distance to walk over and check it out.

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed August 8, 2017

There is nothing to see here folks. The buildings are not unique and are quite bland. The courthouse is located near as is the police department. Unless you have business there, I can not think of one reason you would want to go there, unless...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed May 15, 2017

I have been in this building many times. I used to volunteer as a Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica. You can generally come here Tuesday nights to listen to a City Council Meeting or even grab a "chit" (small sheet of paper) to...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Walk through City Hall. Take your time and stroll though early 20th Century Santa Monica. Check out the photos, too.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really pretty building designed in the art deco style. wouldnt do more than just drive by or walk by- it is a public office building really nothing to do but look at it. but nice look!

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Reviewed April 22, 2015

As LA suburban public buildings go, this one is a jewel. I suspect the 1930s architect may have been strongly influenced by Emperor Ming's Palace in the old Flash Gordon movies. Or maybe he even designed the sets. Take that wonderful parti-colored front door surround,...More

Thank NyakaNyaka
Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you enjoy history like I do, I highly recommend that you check out Santa Monica City Hall. The building has beautiful architectural details that are reminiscent of a bygone era. There are real wood accents and art deco details that are noteworthy for anyone...More

Thank Debra S
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