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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

 
 
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
1. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Has been designated a

National Historic Landmark

This courthouse complex possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States Of America

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a superlative example of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture. Moorish and Rural Andalusian design elements and massing make it unusual among county courthouses built in the United States during the first half of the Twentieth Century.

2005

National Park Service
United States Department Of The Interior

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 25.453′ N, 119° 42.154′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Anacapa Street and E. Anapamu Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Anacapa 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. A different marker also named Santa Barbara County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); President Reagan Meets Queen Elizabeth II (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Gov. Gaspar de Portola (within shouting distance of this marker); Tympanum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct

Santa Barbara County Courthouse Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
2. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Marker - wide view
line); Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site (about 800 feet away); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jose Lobero's Opera House (approx. mile away); Site of Royal Spanish Presidio (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
Also see . . .  Santa Barbara County Courthouse (Wikipedia). "The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is located at 1100 Anacapa Street, in downtown Santa Barbara, California. The Spanish Colonial Revival style building was designed by William Mooser III and completed in 1929. Architect Charles Willard Moore called it the "grandest Spanish Colonial Revival structure ever built," and the prime example of Santa Barbara's adoption of Spanish Colonial as its civic style. The building replaced a smaller Greek Revival courthouse built at the same location in 1872–88 and badly damaged in an earthquake on June 29, 1925. The complex was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2005 for its architecture." (Submitted on June 11, 2019.) 
 
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse Marker - wider view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2019
3. Santa Barbara County Courthouse Marker - wider view
The marker is visible here just to the right of the entrance.
<i> County Courthouse, Santa Barbara</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles, circa 1934
4. County Courthouse, Santa Barbara
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on June 11, 2019.
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