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Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site

 
 
Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 13, 2017
1. Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site Marker
Inscription.  An adobe house was built here in 1857 where Don Agustin Janssens, a Belgian, and his wife, Maria Antonia Pico, lived into the 1870s. Janssens, a frequent office holder in the region, had arrived in California in 1834. Don Bruno F. Orella, a native of Viscaya, Spain, and his wife, Mercedes Gonzalez, of a land grant Presidio family, bought it in 1872. Long the family home, it was owned by his descendents into the 1950s. The Orellas also owned ranch lands along the Refugio Coast.

In 1927 Manning's Copper Coffee Pot restaurant was constructed here, leaving only one adobe wall. The building is a city landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1990 by Orella Descendants.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 34° 25.33′ N, 119° 42.194′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on State Street east of East Figueroa Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 13, 2017
2. Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site Marker
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1031 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Myron Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Street Name Anapamu (about 600 feet away); In Honor of Gov. Gaspar de Portola (about 700 feet away); Tympanum (about 700 feet away); Santa Barbara County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Santa Barbara County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Jose Francisco De Ortega (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
Janssens-Orella-Birk Building image. Click for full size.
By Alvis Hendley, March 13, 2017
3. Janssens-Orella-Birk Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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