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813 Anacapa St

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 037-052-033

Historic Name: El Paseo

Constructed: 1911-1924, 1928-1929

Property Description:

Created as a pedestrian shopping center in the early 1920's, the Spanish Colonial Revival buildings have been arranged around a group of existing historic structures: the famous 1819-26 Casa de la Guerra Adobe and the two Orena Adobes of 1849 & 1858 on the corner. The main entrance to the interior courtyard is the Street of Spain off E. De La Guerra Street. It has been referred to as an excellent copy of Andalusian street. Later building portions and entrance paseos were added from Anacapa Street and State Street.

Architect: James Osborne Craig, Mary Craig, & Carleton M. Win

Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival

Property Type: Commercial

Original Use: Shopping Center


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (03/15/1983).

City Council findings:
a. its character, interest or value is a significant part of the heritage of the city;
b. it identifies with persons (Captain de la Guerra, Richard Henry Dana, Thomas Moran, Oscar Berg, Ed Borein) who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the State, and the Nation;
c. it exemplifies a particular architectural style or way of life important to the City and the State;
d. it exemplifies the best remaining architectural type in the neighborhood;
e. it is identified as the creation, design or work or persons (James Osborne and Mary Craig, Bernard and Irene Hoffman, and Carleton Monroe Winslow, Sr.) whose efforts have significantly inflenced the heritage of the City;
f. its unique location and singular physical characteristics represents an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood.

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