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316 E Los Olivos St

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 025-261-002

Historic Name: Vaughan Residence

Constructed: 1914

Property Description:

This two-story brick and stucco house has a low-pitched hipped red tile roof. Chimneys are located on both ends. In the center upper story there are two narrow double casement doors with arched transoms. The front entrance door is a glassed casement with an arched transom. There are balanced one-story projecting wings on either side, each with a flat roof.

Architect: Russell Ray & Winsor Soule

Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival

Property Type: Single Family Residence

Original Use: SFR


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (10/12/2002).

The Vaughan Residence was designed by Russell Ray, assisted by Winsor Soule, in the Mediterranean style. This residence was originally owned by Reginald Wilmer Vaughan, a noted Santa Barbara artist whose original etchings remain in the collections at the Santa Barbara Historical Society Museum.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 02-117) by the following criteria:

C. Its identification with a person or persons (Soule) who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the State, or the Nation;
F. Its identification as the creation, design, or work of a person or persons (Soule) 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;
I. Its unique location or singular characteristic representing an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood.

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