“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Santa Barbara County, California

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1California, Santa Barbara County, Buellton — Las Cruces • The Crosses
History of ... Chumash Indian Village—For many centuries prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the late 1700s, Santa Barbara County was home to a large Chumash Indian population. Valleys such as this one were often the . . . Map (db m67196) HM
2California, Santa Barbara County, Buellton — The Past and Future Las Cruces Adobe
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has been awarded a federal TEA (Transportation Enhancement Activities) grant to fund the restoration of the Las Cruces Adobe. You may see historians, archaeologists and architects on site researching . . . Map (db m67195) HM
3California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — “World’s Safest Beach”Carpinteria
The moniker "World's Safest Beach” was initially used in the 1920's to attract visitors to Carpinteria's pristine beaches, made "safe” by the sheltering Channel Islands. It later came to be embraced by the local community as an . . . Map (db m147472) HM
4California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — Carpinteria Aviation History
The Bauhaus Brothers: Frank, Jack, Louis, and Will, pioneered aviation in the Valley in 1919. Perfecting a new fuselage design fashioned after barrel staves, their B-3 "Flying Keg” biplane was lighter and faster than its popular contemporary, . . . Map (db m173762) HM
5California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — Carpinteria’s Lima Bean History
The Henry Fish Seed Company Packinghouse For nearly a century, the Henry Fish Seed Company packinghouse stood on this site. Built in 1910 to replace a smaller facility, the packinghouse handled the yearly shipment of thousands of . . . Map (db m152496) HM
6California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — La CarpinteriaTile Mural
In 1769 a Spanish expedition led by Gaspar de Portolá discovered Chumash Indians building tomols, or plank canoes on the beach below their village. The Indians were caulking their tomols with asphaltum that came from natural oil seeps in the sand. . . . Map (db m165568) HM
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7California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria1769
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's . . . Map (db m138529) HM
8California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — 535 — La Carpinteria1769
The Chumash Indian Village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of here. Fray Juan Crespi of the Gaspar de Portola expedition named it "San Roque," August 17, 1769. Portola's . . . Map (db m147308) HM
9California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — La Viña GrandeWorld's Largest Grapevine — (1842-1924) —
Planted from a slip of Mission variety grape, this single vine eventually grew to cover half an acre, its massive trunk reaching nearly 10 feet in diameter. Its shady arbor was used as the county’s first polling place and as a site for social . . . Map (db m165569) HM
10California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — 5 — Portolá Sycamore
Oral tradition holds that this tree survives from the naming of "La Carpinteria” - the Carpenter Shop - on August 17, 1769 when the Portolá Expedition observed the Chumash building plank canoes at this site.Map (db m137942) HM
11California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — 2 — The Heath Adobe
One of Carpinteria Valley's earliest American settlers, Russel Heath, built a two-story adobe home here in 1858. Heath served as Santa Barbara's district attorney, first elected sheriff, and California state legislator. Heath planted his original . . . Map (db m147603) HM
12California, Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria — 1Wardholme Torrey Pine
Wardholme Torrey Pine, 1888. Largest known in existence. Historical Landmark No. 1, City of Carpinteria.Map (db m138543)
13California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Arroyo Hondo Fish Passage & Upstream Habitat RestorationAnother Conservation Project of The Land Trust of Santa Barbara County
Arroyo Hondo creek has the best habitat on the south coast of Santa Barbara County for the endangered Southern California Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This native fish spends part of its life in freshwater streams like this one, and part . . . Map (db m71951)
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14California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Cold Spring Tavern
In 1868 this tavern was known as "Cold Spring Relay Station". It was the half-way stop between "Mattei's Tavern" to the north, and Patrick Kinevan's "Summit House" to the south. In those days sturdy stagecoaches known as "mudwagons" traveled . . . Map (db m171314) HM
15California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Earle Ovington Terminal
Santa Barbara Airport Terminal is hereby named Earle Ovington Terminal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to aviation and his part in the development of aviation in Santa Barbara. Earle Ovington was the first pilot to carry air . . . Map (db m67194) HM
16California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 248 — Gaviota PassFremont-Foxen Memorial
Here on Christmas Day, 1846 natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lt. Col. John C. Fremont, U.S.A. and his battalion. Advised of the plot, Fremont was guided over the San Marcos Pass by Benjamin Foxen and his son . . . Map (db m159869) HM
17California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 22 — Goleta Depot
On this site stands Goleta Depot, an enduring tribute to many who, with generous gifts of love, time, and resources made possible its acquisition, restoration, and maintenance as Santa Barbara County Landmark No. 22. Built in 1901 near South . . . Map (db m176316) HM
18California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Hope House
Built in 1875 by Thomas Hope of Ireland, the house was headquarters for the 4500-acre sheep ranch. The house, which was designed by Peter Barber, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. George Obern in 1967 and restored to near original condition.Map (db m106424) HM
19California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — Japanese Attack
Near this site, at 7:07 P.M., February 23, 1942, the California coast at Ellwood received the first naval bombardment of the United States mainland since the War of 1812.Map (db m138649) HM WM
20California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 3 — Japanese Attack
On February 23, 1942, at 7:00 PM, during one of President Roosevelt's Fireside Chats, the Japanese submarine I-17 shelled this Richfield Oil Field site with 25 5-inch rounds. Not since the War of 1812 had the U.S. mainland been attacked by a . . . Map (db m143317) HM
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21California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — 30 — Old Stagecoach Route1860-1901
This old stagecoach road was used by all traffic until the Cold Springs Arches Bridge was built in 1963.Map (db m162339) HM
22California, Santa Barbara County, Goleta — AA — Ovington's Hangar
This Building Was Originally Constructed in the 1920's by Earle Ovington on the Present-Day Santa Barbara Community Golf Course as a Private Hangar for His Biplane. He Was the First Pilot to Officially Carry U.S. Mail by Air in 1911. The Site Was . . . Map (db m161408) HM
23California, Santa Barbara County, Guadalupe — Far Western Tavern
Built in 1912 by Ercolina Forni and Bergam Carenini. First known as Palace Hotel. Sold in 1944 to Elvezia and Angelo Ferrari. In 1958 purchased by Rosalie and Clarence Minetti with Betty Jean and Richard Maretti. This tavern has become . . . Map (db m161383) HM
24California, Santa Barbara County, Guadalupe — Vietnam War MemorialAugust 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Dedicated to the American people in memory, the spirit of the Vietnam veteran. Dedicated by friends SSgt James C Dorsi 1/18th Armored Cav A Troop 64/70 . . . Map (db m161698) WM
25California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — 582 — First Successful Cement JobThis Well, Hill No. 4
Spudded September 26, 1905, and completed April 30, 1906, is the first oil well in which a water shut-off was attained by pumping cement through the tubing and behind the casing--forerunner of the modern cementing technique. It was drilled by . . . Map (db m50516) HM
26California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — Italian Stone PinesPinus Pinea
Planted in the 1930's, this magnificent stand of pines is a treasure in Lompoc's landscape. Rare and historic, these trees receive global recognition for their beauty.Map (db m67214) HM
27California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — 340 — La Purisima Mission← 1 Mile
Established, December 8, 1787, by Father Lasuen. Damaged by earthquake, 1812; removed from control of Franciscans, abandoned 1834. State and National Park Service restoring major and many small structures, and water system. Only example in . . . Map (db m150261) HM
28California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — 340 — La Purisima Mission← 3 Miles
Established December 8, 1787, by Father Lasuen. Damaged by earthquake, 1812; removed from control of Franciscans, abandoned 1834. State and National Park Service restoring major and many small structures, and water system. Only example in California . . . Map (db m150262) HM
29California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — La Purisima Mission State Historic Park
Across this bridge lies California's eleventh mission and a glimpse of life during the 1820's. The Civilian Conservation Corps restored the buildings and grounds between 1934 - 1941. We hope you enjoy your visit to the past.Map (db m11116) HM
30California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — Lompoc Carnegie Library1910 - 1968
Historical Landmark No. 1Map (db m67212) HM
31California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — Lompoc World War I Monument
In honor of our World War heroesMap (db m67213) WM
32California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — Lompoc's Mission Vieja
Mission La Concepcion Purisima de Maria Santisima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of most Holy Mary) was founded by Father Presidente Fermn de Lasuen on Dec. 8, 1787 at what is now Locust Avenue and F Street. It was the eleventh of 21 . . . Map (db m70318) HM
33California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — 928 — Original Site of Mission de La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima
The ruins at this site are part of the original Mission La Purisima, founded by Padre Fermin de Lasuen on December 8, 1787, as the 11th in the chain of Spanish missions in California. The mission was destroyed by earthquake on December 21, 1812; the . . . Map (db m50517) HM
34California, Santa Barbara County, Lompoc — Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point
In memory of the tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point 8 September 1923 USS Delphy USS S.P. Lee USS Young USS Woodbury USS Nichols USS Fuller USS Chauncey Dedicated 8 September 1983 by the American Legion . . . Map (db m70358) HM
35California, Santa Barbara County, Los Alamos — 39 — 1880 Union HotelCalifornia Garage
On this site the original 1880 Union Hotel served as telegraph office and Wells, Fargo & Company's stagecoach stop. Destroyed by fire in 1893, reconstructed and restored in 1915, the old hotel serviced stagecoach and early railroad passengers . . . Map (db m150260) HM
36California, Santa Barbara County, Los Alamos — The Los Alamos General Store
Built in 1880 by Alfed Newman In 1900 the store was purchased by Max King and renamed "The Emporium" It became the property of Mr. and Mrs. G. Harold Mather in 1971 when they restored it to its original character and charm.Map (db m161422) HM
37California, Santa Barbara County, Los Alamos — 2008-4 — The Union Hotel
Established in 1880, the original Union Hotel burned in 1893 but was rebuilt in 1915. The previous and present structures have been a part of Santa Barbara County history for over a century. The Union Hotel has hosted, and withstood, generations of . . . Map (db m143887) HM
38California, Santa Barbara County, Los Olivos — Los Olivos 1887
Los Olivos lies on rancho land originally granted by Governor Micheltorena in 1843. 1861 marks the year that Overland Stage Coach Line first traveled to Los Olivos. 1868 was the year that the Overland Stage first traveled over San Marcos Pass . . . Map (db m161827) HM
39California, Santa Barbara County, Los Olivos — Rancho De Los Olivos Farmhouse
Built in 1885, this redwood home is the oldest wood struçture in the Santa Ynez Valley. Alden Boyd, from Albany NY, built his home on its original home site on Alamo Pintado Rd. near the township of Ballard. Boyd planted 5,000 olive . . . Map (db m161708) HM
40California, Santa Barbara County, New Cuyama — In Honor of Nancy Kelsey"I've enjoyed the riches and suffered the pangs of poverty" — 1823 - 1896 —
By being the sole woman to join the Bidwell - Barttleston Party. The earliest organized overland immigrant party into California. Nancy Kelsey became the first American woman to come across the plains and transverse the rugged Sierra Nevada. She . . . Map (db m101142) HM
41California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — "St. Barbara"Santa Barbara's Six Pound Gun
This cannon is a replica of one of the six pound bronze guns supplied to the U.S. revenue cutter "Lawrence” when it served under the command of Captain Ottinger, patrolling the California Coast from 1843 to 1851. Gun powder was poured into . . . Map (db m161482) HM
42California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 306 — Burton Mound
Thought to have once been the Indian Village of Syujtun, this site has yielded some of the most important archeological evidence found in California. In 1542 the village was recorded by Cabrillo while on his Voyage of Discovery, and again, in 1769, . . . Map (db m137508) HM
43California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 308 — Casa Covarrubas
Built by Indian labor in 1817 for Don Domingo Carrillo, whose daughter married Don Jose Maria Covarrubias in 1838. Descendants of these families, many of them leaders in public affairs, occupied this house for over a century. Don Jose Maria was the . . . Map (db m50550) HM
44California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 307 — De La Guerra Plaza1850 - 1950
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. . . . Map (db m50548) HM
45California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Don Jose Francisco De Ortega1734-1798
Chief Scout for Gaspar de Portolá. Ortega assisted with the founding of Mission San Buenaventura and established the presidio at Santa Barbara where he served as commandant from 1781-1784. Husband of Doña María Carrillo.Map (db m131602) HM
46California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — El Capitán Portolá
El Capitán Portolá of the Royal Spanish Army camped here with his party on August 18, 1769 on his trip to establish California as a colony of Spain.Map (db m167407) HM
47California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — First Ruling Sovereign of Europe to Visit America
In appreciation of the choice of Santa Barbara by the first ruling sovereign of Europe to visit America, Albert the First, heroic King of the Belgians - Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Brabant October 11-13-1919.Map (db m143975) HM
48California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Fly To-DayThe Greatest Sport of All
On this site, from 1916 to 1921, some of the finest airplanes in early American aviation were built. John K. Northrup, a 1919 Santa Barbara High School graduate, joined with Allan and Malcolm Loughead (later known as Lockheed) to build the . . . Map (db m161410) HM
49California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 721 — Hill-Carrillo Adobe
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 . . . Map (db m50559) HM
50California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Historic Capstan
John Peck Stearns arrived in Santa Barbara in 1867 and built the town's first lumber mill. Frustrated with the rickety wharf at the foot of Chapala Street, Stearns built his own wharf, which soon created an economic boom for Santa . . . Map (db m161726) HM
51California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Hotel Virginia
The Hotel Virginia at 17 West Haley Street was originally built in 1916 as a two-story brick hotel by Charles Maas, with a third story addition in 1925. Haley at this time was a residential street with small redwood homes set on large lots. The . . . Map (db m106957) HM
52California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — In Honor of Gov. Gaspar de Portola Reported missing
His officers and soldiers and Fray Juan Crespi (diarist) the first white men to march through the wilderness of California. Arrived at Santa Barbara Aug. 18-20, 1769, and camped in this vicinity.Map (db m178191) HM
53California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Janssens-Orella Adobe House Site
An adobe house was built here in 1857 where Don Agustin Janssens, a Belgian, and his wife, Maria Antonia Pico, lived into the 1870s. Janssens, a frequent office holder in the region, had arrived in California in 1834. Don Bruno F. Orella, a native . . . Map (db m106411) HM
54California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Jose Francisco De Ortega
1769 Jose Francisco De Ortega discovers San Francisco Bay 1782 First Comandante Presidio of Santa BarbaraMap (db m162328) HM
55California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Jose Lobero's Opera House1873
On this site, February 22, 1873, Jose Lobero, impressario and musician, opened the first legitimate theatre in southern California. The Lobero continues to serve the cultural interests of Santa Barbara one hundred years later.Map (db m50920) HM
56California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Juana MariaThe Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island
Indian woman abandoned on San Nicolas Island eighteen years. Found and brought to Santa Barbara by Capt. George Nidever in 1853.Map (db m157886) HM
57California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Los Baños del Mar PoolOpened April 1939
The present Los Baños del Mar Pool represents the third public facility to be situated in the Plaza del Mar Park area. In November 1899, the bathhouse site property was deeded to the Santa Barbara County Chamber of Commerce through the probate . . . Map (db m167411) HM
58California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 309 — Mission Historical ParkThe City of Santa Barbara
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 . . . Map (db m147959) HM
59California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Moorish Fountain and Indian Community Laundry
Built in 1808 En beneficio de la humanidad by the Franciscan Padres Map (db m135280) HM
60California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Moreton Bay Fig Tree
In 1876, a visiting sailor presented the seedling of this Moreton Bay Fig Tree to a little girl who planted it at 201 State Street. When the girl moved away a year later, her friend Adeline Crabb relocated the sapling to the location before you. . . . Map (db m115203) HM
61California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Myron HuntArchitect — 1868-1952 —
Myron Hunt was one of the leading architects involved in the development of regional architecture for Southern California. The classical Mediterranean look of most of the important public buildings and large residential estates has . . . Map (db m147419) HM
62California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 361 — Old Lobero Theatre Reported missing
Jose Lobero opened the region's first legitimate theatre on this site February 22, 1873. For many years the old theatre was the center of social life in Santa Barbara. A new Lobero Theatre, opened in 1924 on the same site, continues to serve the . . . Map (db m126018) HM
63California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 1 — Old Stagecoach Route1861 - 1901
"The first overland stage coach arrived in Santa Barbara on Monday evening, April 1, 1861, celebrated by firing of cannon, etc." Many of Santa Barbara County's own stage coach runs started from this spot which marks the location of the . . . Map (db m161817) HM
64California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — President Reagan Meets Queen Elizabeth II
In commemoration of the historic meeting in Santa Barbara of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and His Royal Highness the Prince, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with the President of the United States, Ronald W. . . . Map (db m135686) HM
65California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Private Railcar Spurs1905
Constructed with the Southern Pacific Depot in 1905, these two railroad spurs are the sole reminder of the turn-of-the century days when wealthy travelers arrived in Santa Barbara in their private Pullman railcars to spend the winter. These private . . . Map (db m138508) HM
66California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Richard Henry Dana, Jr.(1815 - 1882)
First arrived in Santa Barbara Harbor in 1835 on the brig Pilgrim after 150 days at sea from Boston. Best known for his classic work Two Years Before the Mast. Dana, a Harvard graduate, vividly recalled life in California's . . . Map (db m161719) HM
67California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Rochin-Birabent Adobe
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68California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Sambo's Birthplace
On this location - June 17, 1957 the first of Sambo's nationwide chain of family restaurants opened its doors.Map (db m51119) HM
69California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Has been designated a National Historic Landmark This courthouse complex possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States Of America The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a superlative example of . . . Map (db m135167) HM
70California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 1037 — Santa Barbara County Courthouse
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is one of America's finest representations of Spanish-Andalusian architecture in a public structure. It stands as the prized jewel of the county whose people it serves and whose visitors it delights. After . . . Map (db m135171) HM
71California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Mission Early Water SupplyHistoric Civil Engineering Landmark
The original water supply for the Santa Barbara Mission is an outstanding example of an early water system in Southern California. It was constructed by the Native Americans under the direction of the Franciscan Padres. Constructed in . . . Map (db m147954) HM
72California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Mission Lavanderia
This clothes washing basin or lavanderia was built by the Chumash Indians of Santa Barbara Mission village in 1808. Not all missions built such a structure. The Chumash particularly valued cleanliness and worked to construct this lavanderia . . . Map (db m135254) HM
73California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara PresidioFounded 1782
This tablet marks the southeasterly boundary of the Santa Barbara Presidio founded in 1782 by Gov. Felipe de Neve and Capt. Jose Francisco Ortega in command of fifty soldiers accompanied by Fray Junipero Serra who dedicated the site.Map (db m128224) HM
74California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Railroad Station
The Southern Pacific Railroad erected this handsome building in 1905 to serve the growing Santa Barbara community and its resort hotels. The architect was Francis W. Wilson of Santa Barbara. Designed in the Mission Revival style, the station has . . . Map (db m200307) HM
75California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Veterans' Memorial Building
This memorial honors the residents of Santa Barbara County, who as members of the United States Armed Forces, died in the service of their country in peace and in war. 473 Santa Barbara County residents are known to have made the ultimate . . . Map (db m72034) WM
76California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara Yacht ClubFounded 1872
The Santa Barbara Yacht Club is the second oldest yacht club on the West Coast. The mission of the club is dedicated to inspiring and promoting sailing, power-boating, and other maritime sports through competitive, recreational and social . . . Map (db m217016) HM
77California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Santa Barbara's First People
For over 10,000 years prior to European settlement in the late 18th century, Native American peoples of the South Coast lived close to nature in a bountiful land. From 15,000 to 20,000 people speaking Chumash languages populated over 150 towns . . . Map (db m167405) HM
78California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 636 — Site of Royal Spanish Presidio
This presidio was established under orders of King Carlos III, April 19-21, 1782, by Governor Felipe De Neve, Padre Junipero Serra and Lieutenant Jose Francisco Ortega, to provide the benefits of government for the inhabitants of the Santa Barbara . . . Map (db m50557) HM
79California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Stearns Wharf
John P. Stearns built Santa Barbara's major commercial wharf in 1872 with funds borrowed from W. W. Hollister. The enterprise was successful, although Stearns Wharf suffered from severe storms in 1878. Steamships brought passengers to the wharf . . . Map (db m161814) HM
80California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Stearns Wharf Fire
Stearns Wharf Fire At approximately 9:40 PM, November 18, 1998, the Fire Department received an initial report of a fire near Moby Dick Restaurant. The fire continued through the night and was extinguished by 6:45 AM. Three businesses were . . . Map (db m161428) HM
81California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — The Oreña Adobe1849
Constructed in 1849 by Don José de la Guerra, this adobe was originally used to house supplies brought in from ships anchored in the harbor. Don Gaspar Oreña bought the adobe and added the story-and-a-half portion in 1858, shortly after his . . . Map (db m106881) HM
82California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — The Pascual Botiller AdobeBuilt in 1843
Only two-story adobe remaining in Santa Barbara, occupied by descendants of the builder continuously until April 1969. Restored by Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Perkins, new owners, 1971.Map (db m168381) HM
83California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — The Rochin Adobe
In 1856 Senor Jose Maria Rochin purchased for $30 the first parcel of land sold within the presidio boundaries. "1st day of October 1856, between the mayor and common council of the city of Santa Barbara of the first part and Jose Maria Rochin . . . Map (db m51996) HM
84California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — The Southern Pacific RR Roundhouse
This property was the site for two locomotive roundhouses constructed by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The first stood between 1911 and 1925, when the June 25, 1929, earthquake severely damaged it. Miss Pearl Chase, of the Plans and Planting . . . Map (db m147913) HM
85California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — This Street Name Anapamu
This street name Anapamu meaning "Rising Place" referred to a prominent hill upon which was situated a shrine where local Chumash Indian people gathered to worship powerful supernatural beings in the world above. The shrine was considered holy . . . Map (db m161435) HM
86California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Trades Union Building
Between 1961 and 2002 the Trades Union Building at 417 Chapala Street served as a headquarters for Santa Barbara building trades unions. The unions' offices were housed in a building designed by the architectural firm of Arendt, Mosher and . . . Map (db m161440) HM
87California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — 559 — Trussell-Winchester Adobe
Built in 1854 by Captain Horatio Gates Trussell of Orland, Maine. Partly constructed of material from wreck of the S.S. Winfield Scott on Anacapa Island. Acquired by the Winchesters in 1882. Bequeathed in 1955 to the Santa Barbara Historical Society . . . Map (db m50556) HM
88California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara — Tympanum
The wood carving above was designed by Carleton M. Winslow and executed by Marshall Laird. At the center is the coat-of-arms of the city, on either side are figures of Plato and Aristotle. Surrounding the center are the shields of four . . . Map (db m130660) HM
89California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — 877 — Chapel of San Ramon
This redwood frame chapel, erected in 1875 by Frederick and Ramona Foxen Wickenden for area residents, illustrates the transition between the architecture of the old missions and the frame churches of the later American settlers. It is a unique . . . Map (db m50560) HM
90California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — City Water Works - Historical Landmark
Site of Santa Maria's first water works. Purchased from Reuben Hart in 1916 and serving the City of Santa Maria until June 1966.Map (db m161394) HM
91California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — 10 — Historical Site of the First Masonic Temple in the County of Santa Barbara
On this site September 28, 1905 representatives of the Masonic Grand Lodge of California convened to place the cornerstone of the first Masonic temple in Santa Barbara County. Among those famous representatives present were Edward H. Hart, acting . . . Map (db m162353) HM
92California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — In Memory of William Alvin Newton
In memory of William Alvin Newton Father, Husband and Firefighter On April 25, 1970, on this site, Firefighter Newton made the ultimate sacrifice to the community, giving his life fighting the Bradley Hotel fire. Fireman's . . . Map (db m162079) HM
93California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — IOOF TempleIndependent Order of Odd Fellows
Built in 1906 by Santa Maria Lodge 302 W.A. Haslam & Company, Inc. original tenant Business founded October 9, 1889Map (db m162077) HM
94California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — John Edward Smith Memorial
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95California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — John Long House
The Long House was built in 1885 by John and Annie Long. John operated a blacksmith shop in Santa Maria until 1920. After John and Annie died, their children, Sadie Elizabeth and Charles, and their descendants lived in the house until 1960. The . . . Map (db m161398) HM
96California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — Original Masonic Cornerstone of Carnegie Library
The original Masonic cornerstone was dedicated October 1908 by Dr. W.T. Lucas, past Grand Master of Masons in California and the officers of Santa Maria's Hesperian Lodge #264, E.&A.M. A $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie financed Santa . . . Map (db m161711) HM
97California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — 4 — 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. (Council and Committee . . . Map (db m161696) HM
98California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — 11 — Santa Maria Cemetery District
This burial ground contains the remains of many of Santa Maria's pioneer families. Completed in 1881 the I.O.O.F. and F&A.M. cemetery replaced the city's original Thornburg-Jones cemetery established in 1872. Removal of all remains to the new . . . Map (db m161402) HM
99California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — Santa Maria Libraries
A $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie financed Santa Maria's first public library in 1908. The Ladies Literary Society, now the Minerva Club, began the effort with letters to the steel magnate in 1901, and later enlisted the City Council's help. . . . Map (db m162068) HM
100California, Santa Barbara County, Santa Maria — Santa Maria Valley Cold War Veterans Memorial
In honor of Cold War Veterans who served our nation from 1946-1991. They maintained our defense and readiness during times of extreme world tension. They often put their lives in peril for the good of our country. Our nation's peace . . . Map (db m161504) WM

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