Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Built in 1826 by Daniel Hill of Massachusetts for his bride Rafaela Luisa Ortega y Olivera, granddaughter of José Francisco Ortega, founder and first Comandante of the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara. Later occupied by the family of Guillermo Carrillo. Here in 1850, the first City Council met. Preserved and presented to Santa Barbara Foundation by Major and Mrs. Max C. Fleischmann,
Erected 1960 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with Santa Barbara Foundation. (Marker Number 721.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 34° 25.315′ N, 119° 42.081′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of East Carrillo Street and State Street, on the right when traveling east on East Carrillo Street. Touch for map. Marker is Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jose Lobero's Opera House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Myron Hunt (about 600 feet away); Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site (about 600 feet away); Site of Royal Spanish Presidio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Barbara County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oreña Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Santa Barbara County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jose Francisco De Ortega (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
Also see . . . From Those Old Pueblo Ghosts in
THE CALIFORNIAN, November 1949, Vol. VIII, No. 4, p.32. "...Larkin and Rachel went to live in the home which today is called the Carrillo Casa (the Carrillo family later came into possession of it) and it was here that Isabel Larkin was born, the first American white child to be born in California. She lived only a year, but other children came to Rachel and Thomas Larkin, to romp through the lovely old adobe on Carrillo Street..." (Submitted on March 19, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
Currently (2015) owned by Union Bank and they are using it for board meetings and such. But more importantly, the bank has made the adobe available to non-profit organizations, free of charge, for their meetings.
— Submitted March 19, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 3. submitted on March 19, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. 4. submitted on April 30, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. 6. submitted on March 19, 2015, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.