Reuben Hart Residence
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.
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Erected by City of Santa Maria. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
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
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 Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.