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De La Guerra Plaza

1850 - 1950

 
 
De La Guerra Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
1. De La Guerra Plaza Marker
Inscription.  Near this site August 26, 1850, two weeks before California Statehood, duly elected common council, City of Santa Barbara, held first official meeting. Here in 1875, first City Hall erected and area still center of city's governmental activities. Plaza scene early Santa Barbara fiestas, and De La Guerra House set standards for Santa Barbara hospitality.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Historical Society. (Marker Number 307.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 34° 25.209′ N, 119° 41.941′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of East De La Guerra Street and State Street, on the right when traveling north on East De La Guerra Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
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this postal address: 15 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Oreña Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Jose Lobero's Opera House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gutierrez Drug Store (about 700 feet away); Pacific Produce Company (about 800 feet away); Pacific Produce Company Doors (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casa Covarrubas (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rochin Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochin-Birabent Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
De La Guerra Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
2. De La Guerra Plaza Marker
Casa De La Guerra image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
3. Casa De La Guerra
De La Guerra Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
4. De La Guerra Plaza Marker
El Paseo
y
Casa De La Guerra
presented to
The Santa Barbara Trust
for Historic Preservation
in memory of
Thaddeus C. Suski
by his wife Irene
and their children
December 1971
De La Guerra Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
5. De La Guerra Plaza Marker
Casa De La Guerra
Charles A. Storke II
1997 Restoration
Casa De La Guerra image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
6. Casa De La Guerra
"El Paseo De La Guerra", Santa Barbara, California image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Western Publishing & Novelty Co. Los Angeles, Calif.
7. "El Paseo De La Guerra", Santa Barbara, California
A rare reminder of the old Spanish residency in California. Built by Captain Jose De la Guerra, who served for many years as commandant of Santa Barbara. Distinguished people were entertained here and this household was famous for its hospitality. Descendants of the original owners still reside in the east wing and adjacent is a charming street of shops.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   7. submitted on January 30, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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