Sparkie is visiting a public building in Santa Maria. It was built in 1934 as part of a federal Public Works Administration project. Architects Louis M. Crawford and W. Francis Parson used a Spanish motif with a tiled Moorish tower along the lines of the early California Mission style.

The structure was designed to withstand earthquakes, and six miles of copper wire tied the roof tiles in place. It cost $63,880.43.

What public building is Sparkie visiting?

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