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

John Long House

 
 
John Long House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 29, 2020
1. John Long House Marker
Inscription.  The Long House was built in 1885 by John and Annie Long. John operated a blacksmith shop in Santa Maria until 1920. After John and Annie died, their children, Sadie Elizabeth and Charles, and their descendants lived in the house until 1960. The home was purchased by the City of Santa Maria on January 18, 1970, from the estate Of Elizabeth Rubel. In 2004 the house was relocated From 419 South McClelland to its present location to make room for the new city library.

The house originally had Victorian-style accents and wood siding, with a carriage house in the rear. A tile roof and stucco overlay were added in the 1920's. The 3,000 square foot home had 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a library, parlor, dining room, large kitchen and pantry.

Upon recommendation of the City Landmark Committee, the City Council declared the Long House as Historical Landmark No. 13 on June 6, 2006.
 
Erected by City of Santa Maria.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 34° 56.8′ N, 120° 

John Long House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
2. John Long House and Marker
The marker is mounted to a boulder in front of the steps leading to the doorway.
26.077′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of South McClelland Street and Jones Street, on the left when traveling north on South McClelland Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 615 South McClelland Street, Santa Maria CA 93454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Maria Valley War on Terrorism Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Maria Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Vandenberg Air Force Base 30th Space Wing Memorial (about 300 feet away); City Water Works - Historical Landmark (about 300 feet away); Santa Maria Valley World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); The American Woman Veteran (about 300 feet away); John Edward Smith Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
 
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 25 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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