Mattei Building, Fresno

The Mattei Building in central Fresno was erected by Swiss-Italian Andrew Mattei, and was completed in 1921. He was the winemaker behind 1200 acres of Fresno area vineyards, and must have done quite well to have $1.2M left over to build this structure.

It has had a succession of owners, including Guarantee Savings Bank. The bank put a prominent electric sign under their "G" noting the current time and temperature. They too lost it in 1990s.

Like much of downtown Fresno, it is in decline.


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