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

Reuben Hart Residence

 
 
Reuben Hart Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
1. Reuben Hart Residence Marker
Inscription.  
Santa Maria's oldest home built circa 1877 on the northeast corner of Broadway and Church Street for pioneers Reuben and Harriet Hart. Moved to this site and restored by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society.

(Council and Committee names not transcribed.)

 
Erected by City of Santa Maria. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 56.937′ N, 120° 26.047′ W. Marker is in Santa Maria, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on South McClelland Street south of East Cook Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 412 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. Original Masonic Cornerstone of Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Maria Libraries (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Maria Valley World War II Memorial (about 600 feet away); The American Woman Veteran

Reuben Hart Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 30, 2020
2. Reuben Hart Residence and Marker
The marker is visible here just to the left of the door of what is now the Natural History Museum.
(about 600 feet away); Santa Maria Valley Korean War Memorial (about 600 feet away); John Edward Smith Memorial (about 600 feet away); Santa Maria Valley World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Maria.
 
Also see . . .  Reuben Hart Home (Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum). "Many consider the Hart home, built in 1877, to be the oldest home existing in Santa Maria today. The plain vernacular-Greek revival house of the late 1800s has been moved twice since it originally sat on the corner of Broadway and Church Street. Hart is considered to be the father of Santa Maria. He owned the hotel in town, called the Hart House, which sat on the corner of Broadway and Main Street where the Bank of America is now located. The Hart home is currently occupied by the Natural History Museum." (Submitted on December 4, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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