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

Mission Historical Park

The City of Santa Barbara

 
 
Mission Historical Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
1. Mission Historical Park Marker
Inscription. Santa Barbara Mission was founded December 4, 1786. Portions of five units of its extensive water works, built by Indian labor, are preserved in this park-a filter house, Spanish grist mill, sections of aqueducts, and two reservoirs. The larger reservoir, built in 1806, is used today as part of the city water system. Ruins of the pottery kiln and tanning vats are here. Also, the fountain and lavadero are near by in front of the old Mission. A dam, built in 1807, is located in the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens, one and one-half miles up Mission Canyon.
 
Erected 1957 by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 309.)
 
Location. 34° 26.394′ N, 119° 42.732′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on East Lost Olivos Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 East Los Ollivos Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Royal Spanish Presidio (approx. 1.4 miles
Mission Santa Barbara image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 24, 2002
2. Mission Santa Barbara
away); Old Lobero Theatre (approx. 1.5 miles away); Jose Lobero's Opera House (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Rochin Adobe (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rochin-Birabent Adobe (approx. 1.5 miles away); Santa Barbara Presidio (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
 
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Lavadero image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 24, 2002
3. Lavadero
Part of the Mission building is seen in the background.
The Santa Barbara Mission Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
4. The Santa Barbara Mission Aqueduct
Built about 1806
by Indians under supervision of the padres


This marker placed by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists June 17 - 1935
The Santa Barbara Mission Aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, March 29, 2002
5. The Santa Barbara Mission Aqueduct
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 16, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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