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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

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Historic Name: Doremus Stone Pine Trees (79 mature trees)

Constructed: 1908 and 1929

Property Description:

Native to the Mediterranean region. Handsome medium-sized tree having a flat-topped umbrella-shaped crown, and stiff needles in bundles of 2. The name Stone Pine is derived from the extremely hard shell of the sweet edible nut. Recommended by the California Association of Park Administrators as one of a selected list of 65 trees suitable for parkway planting in southwestern United States. Commonly planted in this region as a street, park, and garden tree.

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Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (10/07/1997).

City Council Findings:
1) Their character, interest and value of this site is a significant part of the heritage of the City;
2) Their identification with a person, Dr. Augustus Boyd Doremus, who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City through his horticultural work;
3) Their identification as the creation, work and design of Dr. Doremus, whose effort has significantly influenced the heritage of the City;
4) Their unique location and singular physical characteristics representing an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood;
5) Their integrity as a natural environment that strongly contributes to the well-being of the people of the City.

The picturesque avenue of street trees at the end of E. Anapamu Street, is regarded as one of the best plantings of Italian Stone Pines in California. These trees were planted by Dr. A.B. Doremus about 1908, during his administration as park superintendent. They were propagated by Dr. F. Franceschi from seeds sent to Dr. Doremus from the French Riviera. This planting was extended from Olive to Garden Street under the direction of Ralph Stevens in 1929.

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