Thumb historic photos  5  Map
1721 Santa Barbara Street
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1887
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
The Edwards House embodies Queen Anne characteristics in its steeply pitched roof, the irregular shape with a dominant front-facing dormer, patterned shingles, cutaway bay windows, and asymmetrical façade with an ornate two-story decorative porch.
Thumb img 5079 600 Olive Street
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1940
Architectural Style: Vernacular
Built entirely of ashlar cut, sandstone blocks with a terra-cotta tile, hipped roof with simple round wood brackets under the eaves and deeply recessed, eight-over-eight, wood windows, Arnoldi’s demonstrates high-quality materials and craftsmanship.
Thumb img 5066 214 East De La Guerra Street
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: c. 1875
Architectural Style: Italianate
The Ygnacio house embodies the following features that are hallmarks of the Italianate style: • Blocky architecture, with no curved walls and a symmetrical layout; • A shallow, hipped roof that helps to set apart the Italianate from the other Victorian styles; • A small widow’s walk at the center of the roof that provides a place to look out over picturesque vistas...(more)
Thumb img 4919 1301 1303 A State Street
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1951
Architectural Style: Streamline Moderne
The Kem Weber building has the following character-defining features of a Streamline Moderne building: a curved, corner-facing entrance with glazed set of doors; Streamline Moderne style neon signage that follows the curve of the integrated canopy, a the horizontal vector line created by the canopy trimmed with aluminum; the solid stucco-clad parapet that extends the length of the State Street façade; the one-story front elevation with horizontal emphasis; the white predominant color; exposed brushed concrete; and stepped, diagonal-cut, aluminum framed windows and doors.
Thumb img 4646  Map
2121 Garden Street
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1888/1906 Remodel
Architectural Style: Craftsman
The house is one of the earliest Craftsman style structures in the City, yet it retains elements that reveal its Eastlake Victorian style origins, including; the ship lap siding on the first floor, the tall hipped roof, and the hexagonal bay that was the base of the turret, the coffered ceiling of the front porch, and the inset loggia on the second floor. The Craftsman elements include the divided lights in the upper sashes to give the house a more horizontal appearance, rather than the Victorian verticality, and the wide overhanging eaves with exposed rafter tails...(more)
Thumb img 4831  Map
2000 Alameda Padre Serra St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1913
Architectural Style: Vernacular
This is a one-story rectangular open-sided, hipped roofed shelter. The wood shingled hip roof is supported by four wood posts with diagonal braces near the top and a wood slat railing around the base. The elevated wood framed floor structure rests on sandstone piers placed at the four corners. A single wood setp provides access into the shelter. Simple wood benches line the back and two sides of the shelter. The wood beamed framing of the roof structure is visible from underneath...(more)
Thumb 08212014 025  Map
2020 2050 Alameda Padre Serra St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1912-1929
Architectural Style: Mediterranean
Group of institutional buildings originally assocaited with the formation of a teacher's college. In the 1960s the campus was converted to commercial use. Added to potential list in post 1991.
Thumb doc012  Map
1407 E Cabrillo Blvd
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1933-1936
Architectural Style:
This two-story late 18th century French country house is laid out in a modified "I" plan. A low pitch hipped roof covered in tiles caps the building. The building is made of reinforced concrete sheathed with a thin surface of smooth granite. Fenestration consists of metal frame casement windows. Secondary buildings also stand on site.
Thumb wp 20140804 010  Map
209 State St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1905
Architectural Style: Mission Revival
This two-story Mission Revival building is laid out in a complex, irregular plan. A medium pitch side gabled roof covering the main, two-story central section of the building has wide eaves and rounded rafter tails. A one-story section on the east-southeast end has a hipped roof while another one-story section on the east-northeast end of the building has a side gabled roof. A wrap-around, open-air first floor porch is supported by thick columns that lead up into arches. Beneath the porch's flat roof projecting wooden roof beams jut out...(more)
Thumb castillo st 131 e 2003 aug 1  Map
131 Castillo St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1919
Architectural Style: Mission Revival
This is the Plaza del Mar Band Shell. The foundation and decking are made of concrete while the structure consists of wood frame covered by stucco. Decorative twin Tuscan columns flank the stage. A shaped parapet with coping caps the edifice. Circular metal plates line the underside of the roof of the band shell. Iron railings flank steps leading up either side of the structure onto the stage. A wooden access door inside the shell itself is secured with a padlock. Two vents are the only features on the side and rear of this structure.
Thumb 08252014 018  Map
109 Harbor Way
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1940
Architectural Style: Mediterreanean
Also known as 111, 113, & 117 Harbor Way. The two-story, hipped roof structure flanked by two single story flat roofed additions. The hipped roof is made of red, terra-cotta tiles. The concrete block building is an off white stucco coating. The building is designed in the Italian Mediterranean Style with symmetrical façade and casement windows.
Thumb 061814 05  Map
735 Anacapa St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1923
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
Designed in 1919 in a Spanish Colonial Revival style with elements of Mission Revival, City Hall exhibits careful consideration of pedestrian walkways, with numerous arcades and easy to navigate axes. The building has a shallow unadorned cornice with shallow molding below a red tile roof. In contrast to recessed windows on the east elevation, all other elevations are accented with one-over-one windows. Iron grilles adorn the lower half of the upper windows. The main entrance, embellished with stone relief and engaged columns, looks over a small lawn...(more)
Thumb 08062014 038  Map
27 39 De La Guerra St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1849, 1858
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial
Single-story, stuccoed brick commercial building fronting on De la Guerra Street in downtown Santa Barbara directly across street from Ciyt Hall. Symmetrical façade has an arched window at each side of centered arched doorway, cornice at eave line and low parapet above. Five double-hung windows and double door, probably original, remain on SW side. Hipped roof is covered with composition shingles. Glass-enclosed porch at rear appears to be later addition. Garden at rear was relandscaped about 1975. Building and grounds are in good condition.
Thumb 08202014 040  Map
914 916 Anacapa St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1871
Architectural Style:
Small one-story, brick building with two double-hung windows on either side of centrally placed glass door. The basically symmetrical plan and the symmetrical street façade represent a conservative carry-over from the eastern sections of the country. The low pitched shed roof, hidden behind the front and side brick parapets, and the original small wood entrance porch (now removed) were highly fashionable feautures of the mid ot late 19th century. There are three frame additions to the building: one with shiplap siding, and two with vertical siding...(more)
Thumb 08202014 048  Map
920 Anacapa St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1820
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial
One-story adobe plastered with a wood-shingled steep gable roof. Overhang forming a porch with four plain wooden columns. One double-hung window. Simple wood front door. Recent 6-foot wall of large, painted adobe bricks added.
Thumb 08202014 057  Map
1120 Anacapa St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1927-1929
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is situated on an entire block within the downtown core of the city, a site of 450 feet by 450 feet for a total of 4.65 acres, and lushly landscaped with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, climbing vines, and flowers. A number of the mature trees on site were planted when the building was dedicated in 1929. The majority of the landscaping is contained within a semi-formal garden that frames a series of terraced lawn areas approaching the west façade where a public stage provides an outdoor performance venue...(more)
Thumb 08202014 079  Map
40 E Anapamu St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1917 and 1930
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival
Library and Faulkner Gallery: The Central, 1916 building embodies distinguishing characteristics of the Spanish Colonial Revival style with classical Renaissance details that are important to the City's character. The 1930 Faulkner Gallery exemplifies the once nationally popular Art Deco style characterized by its smooth, stucco wall surfaces, linear symmetry and stylized geometric entrance. The Art Deco Faulkner Gallery is one of the best remaining examples of Art Deco architecture in Santa Barbara. Distinguished architects; Henry Hornsbostel, Francis W...(more)
Thumb 061814 18  Map
734 E Anapamu St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1921
Architectural Style: Mediterranean
A cluster of nine one and two story white stucco houses. The houses vary in plan, and have staggered setbacks, but are unified by their red tile roofs, similar scale, and the uniform wood double hung and casement window designs.
Thumb 08202014 101  Map
700 E Anapamu St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1924, 1937
Architectural Style: Spanish Eclectic
Constructed in 1924, the main building has a central block, two-stories in height, with symmetrically placed one-story wings, in the classical Palladian tradition. The style is Spanish Eclectic, a freer expression of the Spanish Colonial Revial style found throughout Santa Barbara. David Gebhard described the building as having an "ulta-Baroque façade with polychromed terra-cotta decoration". Highly ornate terra-cotta work is used sparingly in the areas where it provides the most visual impact, mainly around entrances...(more)
Thumb 09042014 012  Map
121 E Arrellaga St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1874-1875
Architectural Style: Eastlake
This two story, L-shaped, Eastlake (originally Italianate) house dates to approximately the same period as its neighbor to the east. Although less decorative, it is still relatively unaltered with its original, wide, shiplap siding, low gabled roof with boxed cornices and small brackets. The entrance is located in the corner of the "L" beyond a porch which encloses this section. The flat roof of the porch has been converted into a second story balcony area. A one story slanted three-sided bay window with hipped, wooden roof is located in the southern section of the "L"...(more)
Thumb 061814 13  Map
1023 Bath St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1844
Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial
This is a beautiful Adobe house of New England character with Spanish feeling. The exterior is stucco covered adobe, the roof is shingle, portions of which were re-roofed in 1938. An overhanging porch runs along the first story front portion of the two story house. There are frame additions on the rear of the house, a handmade stone wall on the side, a rough low wooden fence on the front and a brick path leading to the entrance. The landscaping is charming and in character with the house, the garden being planted with olive trees, cactus and oleander...(more)
Thumb 07312014 030  Map
16 E Carrillo St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1924
Architectural Style: Mediterranean
The Masonic Temple is an excellent example of the Italian Mediterranean style, with elements such as a symmetrical façade, terracotta roof, as well as terracotta detailing and large overhanging eaves. The four-storied stuccoed building was built in a neoclassical palazzo style with over scaled elements (such as the three central arches with pointed stone voussoir) to make the moderately sized structure appear monumental.
Thumb 07312014 019  Map
100 & 114 E Carrillo St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1913, 1926
Architectural Style: Craftsman
The Recreation Center is a two-storied brick building with a red tiled hipped roof. Underneath the projecting eaves are massive curving bungalow-like brackets and exposed rafters, wood frame casement windows with transoms, and "Chicago" frame windows. The building creates two courtyard-like spaces: one fronting Carrillo St and one between the back of the Lobero Building and the Recreation Center. The Gymnasium is a two-storied concrete structure in the Spanish Colonial Revival style...(more)
Thumb wp 20140804 029  Map
100 Castillo St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1919
Architectural Style: Mission Revival
The band shell has elements of the Mission Revival style. It has two sets of stuccoed pilasters, one on either side of the great arched proscenium. The molding around the opening, the cornice moldings, and the molding of the parapet are of wood. The structure is of stuccoed wood frame construction.
Thumb picture 002  Map
1105 Chapala St
Designation Status: Designated City Landmark
Constructed: 1904
Architectural Style: Neoclassical Revival
Flat roofed, two story stucco building of imposing style and size. The cornice is decorated with egg and dart motif all the way around the building. There are prominent brackets under the eaves. The building is symmetrical with a center set of semi circular windows on the second story, and several sets of flat double-hung windows on the first story. There is a large informal garden and a rental cottage in the back of the building. An attached wall continues past the building, hinding a parking lot.