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734 E Anapamu St

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 029-191-001

Historic Name: Little Granada Residence

Constructed: 1921

Property Description:

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.

Architect: J. Corbley Pool, Kirkhuff & Schaaf

Architectural Style: Mediterranean

Property Type: Residential

Original Use:


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (12/06/1988).

City Council Findings:
a. The character, interest and value of these properties is a significant part of the heritage of the City;
b. These properties are identified with persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City and State;
c. The proposed landmarks exemplify a particular architectural style and way of life important to the City.
d. The structures exemplify best remaining architectural type in a neighborhood.
e. The buildings embody elements demonstrating outstanding attention to architectural design, detail, materials and craftmanship.
f. The unique location and singular physical characteristic of the structures represent an established and familiar visual feature of the neighborhood.

From August 10, 1988 Staff Report:
"Little Granada" is a composition of nine residences constructed in 1921 and 1922 with a blend of French and Spanish Mediterranean architecture expressed as a harmonic community of white stucco homes extending from the stone pine trees of East Anapamu Street south to Figueroa Street on the west side of North Nopal Street. These seven detached and two attached homes, each different in plan, were designed to express Santa Barbara designer Daniel Kirkhuff impressions received as an infantry soldier in France during World War I, according to a contemporaneaus newspaper story. J. Corbley Pool, a busy Santa Barbara architectural designer, had recently changed the name of his firm to include Kirkhuff and Oliver Schaaf. Kirkhuff had been Pool's draftsman since about 1910. They created a unique and not-since-repeated Santa Barbara streetscape.

Built prior to the establishment of standard planning and zoning requirements governing front and side yard setbacks, fence location and height, these nine homes express a peculiarly distinctive neighborhood feeling.

J. Corbley Pool, according to an announcement in the March 4, 1921 issue of Southwest Builder and Contractor apparently intended to build many more homes in Santa Barbara, but he died before the completion of the "Little Granada" project. Accordingly, the homes of "Little Granada" have commonly been attributed to Kirkhuff and Schaaf.

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