Santa Barbara Mission Lavanderia
Please treat this historic structure with respect as the achievement of the Chumash people who lived and worked here in Mission time.
Landscaping around this lavanderia features native and colonial period plant varieties. Along the west (driveway) side from the north (fountain) end to the south various historic rose varieties are found interspersed with mission period cacti and perennials). The roses are from the north end, the native Rosa Californica, then the colonial import, Rose of Castile propagated from historic stock found at Mission San Antonio. Farther south is the "Kinevan Rose” from the stagecoach stop on San Marco Pass, a mid-nineteenth century variety from a ranch that gathered its orchard cuttings from Santa Barbara
At the Southwest fence corner is a Mission grape variety collected from Mission
San Jose. Starting at the top (north) of the east fence plantings include the native
"Rogers Red” grape and a selection of imported colonial period grapes collected
from various and Mission and rancho sites (Mission San Jose, San Gabriel, La
Purisima and various Santa Barbara County ranchos). The Chumash's success in
cultivating these grapes originated the wine industry in Santa Barbara County.
Location. 34° 26.264′ N, 119° 42.78′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of Laguna Street and E. Los Olivos Street, on the right when traveling north on Laguna Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moorish Fountain and Indian Community Laundry (within shouting distance of this marker); Don Jose Francisco De Ortega (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Juana Maria (about 300 feet away); Mission Historical Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tympanum (approx. 1.1 miles away); Santa Barbara County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Barbara County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); President Reagan Meets Queen Elizabeth II (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 13, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.