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

Santa Maria's Oldest Building

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
1. Santa Maria's Oldest Building Marker
Inscription.  This 100 foot brick building was built in the heart of downtown Santa Maria by Edward (1842-1921) and Catherine (1848-1930) Wineman in 1903. The Winemans settled in Nipomo in 1879 bringing with them a sheep business later the enterprise expanded to include the raising of commercial cattle.

This ground was broken on September 16, 1903 and the foundation was laid on November 20, 1903. This building originally contained three separate businesses; a harness shop, a hardware store, and a locally owned bank. The construction of this building profoundly influenced the incorporation of Santa Maria in 1905.

Three generations later in 1991, Wineman family descendants, Catherine Banks McBride and Dominica Banks Bradley Touchstone, refurbished this building.
 
Erected 1991 by Native Daughters of the Golden West Sant Maria Parlor #276.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
 
Location.

Santa Maria's Oldest Building Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
2. Santa Maria's Oldest Building Marker - wide view
34° 57.155′ N, 120° 26.197′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Main Street and South Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 West Main Street, Santa Maria CA 93458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historical Site of the First Masonic Temple in the County of Santa Barbara (within shouting distance of this marker); IOOF Temple (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of William Alvin Newton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Maria Libraries (approx. ¼ mile away); Original Masonic Cornerstone of Carnegie Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Reuben Hart Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Maria Valley World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The American Woman Veteran (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker has a Main Street address, it is not visible from Main Street. It is instead best reached by entering the parking lot on the west side of South Broadway, just south of West Main Street. From the parking lot entrance, it will be about 75 feet ahead, on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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