German-born Herman H. Brix, oil magnate and land speculator, was the owner of a true rags to riches story. The wealthy pioneer county resident made a statement in 1909 that he’d build the finest residence in the city, and it still stands a little over one hundred years later as a testament to his industry, […]
The history of bridges spanning the San Joaquin River north of Fresno is long, but also short. There have been only four in 130 years, and two of them have been called Lane's Bridge.
On the edge of Fresno’s old warehouse district stands one of the city’s most out-of-the-way, yet most recognizable icons: the Van Ness Avenue welcome arch.