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1809 Chapala St

Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 027-022-013

Historic Name: Moore-Sturgeon House

Constructed: 1888

Property Description:

A 2-story Eastlake house with a high pitched gable roof in front which gives way to a mansard roof in the rear. A row of dormer windows peak out from under shed roofs which lift up from both sides of the gable roof. On the right exists a square tower topped with a bellcast roof. On the left is a large angle bay projecting from the side of the house. The exterior walls are covered wwith a wide shiplap siding on the lower story; the front gable end and other exterior walls on the upper story are covered with fishscale shingles.

Architect: Possibly Henry Penry

Architectural Style: Eastlake

Property Type: Single Family Residence

Original Use: SFR

Significance:

Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (11/06/1990).

The property was built for Dr. Henry W. Moore and Cornelia Moore in the Eastlake style, possibly designed by architect Henry Penry. Dr. Henry W. Moore was a dentist and prominent member of the Santa Barbara Community, particularly as a founding member of the Santa Barbara Club.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City council findings (Resolution No. 90-184) by the following criteria:

A. Its character, interest or value as a significant part of the heritage of the City, the State or the Nation. Because the property was constructed by a prominent Santa Barbaran (H.W. Moore, an original founder of the Santa Barbara Club), the house is significant to the heritage of the City.
C. Its identification with a person or persons (H.W. Moore, possibly Henry Penry) who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the State, or the Nation.
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (Eastlake and Queen Anne) or way of life important to the City, the State, or the Nation.
E. Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type (Eastlake and Queen Anne) in a neighborhood.
G. Its embodiment of elements demonstrating outstanding attention to architectural design, detail, materials and craftsmanship via the house's patterned siding, irregular roof outline, witch's cap tower, turned woodwork, and its balcony and dormer projections.
I. Its unique location or singular characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood.

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