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3800 Lincoln Rd

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

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Historic Name: Street Lamps

Constructed: 1925

Property Description:

Approximately ten feet tall, the Lincoln Road street lights cinsist of a cast concrete tapered Tuscan column on a square concrete base, with a four-sided metal and glass luminaire. The luminaire has a pyramis top of the same materials, with ornamentation at the corners and peak.

Architect: Charles Ericksen

Architectural Style:

Property Type: Streetlights

Original Use: Street lamps


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (08/04/1992).

The street lamps are said to be the work of Charles Ericksen, a general contractor from Iowa who came to Santa Barbara in 1912 and lived in a bungalow he built on Lincoln Road. The unique streetlamps are cast concrete tapered Tuscan columns on a square concrete base with a four-sided metal and glass luminaire.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 92-111) 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 lamp posts are unique to the area and add to the character of the street, and because they were designed by the original builder of several of the houses on Lincoln Rd., the street lamps are significant to the heritage of the City.
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style or way of life important to the City, the State, or the Nation;
E. Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type in a neighborhood;
F. Its identification as the creation, design, or work of a person or persons (Charles Ericksen) whose effort significantly influenced the heritage of the City, the State, or the Nation;
G. Its embodiment of elements demonstrating outstanding attention to architectural design, detail, materials and craftsmanship via the poured concrete column and paned glass luminaire with ornamentation;
I. Its unique location or singular characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood.

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