“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Goleta in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Ovington's Hangar

Ovington's Hangar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
1. Ovington's Hangar Marker
Inscription.  This Building Was Originally Constructed in the 1920's by Earle Ovington on the Present-Day Santa Barbara Community Golf Course as a Private Hangar for His Biplane. He Was the First Pilot to Officially Carry U.S. Mail by Air in 1911. The Site Was Later Officially Designated The Santa Barbara Airport by the U.S. Government. In 1938 the Hangar was Dismantled and Sold to Robert O. Giffin, Who Moved it to this Spot Where it Was Reconstructed in 1939 on Land Purchased from R. Lasarzig. The Building Was Used as the Goleta Caterpillar Tractor Showroom and Distributorship Until About 1955 When it Was Converted to the First of a Series of Markets - in 1992, the Santa Cruz Market.

This Sign Sponsored by the Ovington Family, the Giffin Family, the Native Sons Of The Golden West, the Goleta/Santa Barbara Air Heritage Museum and the Goleta Valley Historical Society (Marker Number AA.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 34° 26.137′ 

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N, 119° 49.526′ W. Marker is in Goleta, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Hollister Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5757 Hollister Avenue, Goleta CA 93117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earle Ovington Terminal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Goleta Depot (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hope House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Japanese Attack (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Japanese Attack (approx. 5.2 miles away); Cold Spring Tavern (approx. 6 miles away); Old Stagecoach Route (approx. 6.2 miles away); Don Jose Francisco De Ortega (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goleta.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the exterior of the Santa Cruz Market on Hollister Avenue.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
Also see . . .  Santa Cruz Market ( (Submitted on December 1, 2020.)
Ovington's Hangar Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
2. Ovington's Hangar Marker - wide view
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Sep. 28, 2023