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100 Castillo St

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 033-120-024

Historic Name: Plaza del Mar Band Shell

Constructed: 1919

Property Description:

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.

Architect: Winsor Soule

Architectural Style: Mission Revival

Property Type: Recreational

Original Use: Recreational


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (11/20/1990).

The bandshell was designed by noted architect Winsor Soule and built by prominent local contractor A. H. Avery. The shell was opened with a concert put on by the new municipal band, a 22-piece group directed by Rocco Plantamura.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution 4-87) for following criteria:

A) Its character, interest and value as a significant part of the heritage of the City because the band shell continues to be a stage space for concerts and performances nearly a century since its construction in 1919.
C) Its identification with persons (J. Corbley Poole, A.H. Avery) who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City
3) Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (Mission Revival) and way of life important to the City
E) Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type (entertainment structures, such as the nonextant Los Banos del Mar bandstand) in a neighborhood
G) Its embodiment of elements demonstrating outstanding attention to architectural design, detail, materials and craftsmanship.
I) Its unique location and singular physical characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a nieghborhood.

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