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232 W Carrillo St

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Designation Status: Structure of Merit

Assessor Parcel Number: 039-271-015

Historic Name: Poor Richards Pub

Constructed: 1971

Property Description:

This authentic English Tudor Revival uses pegs instead of nails, and has a gabled roof with slate tile. It features leaded green glass casement windows and projecting beams of hand hewn half timbers filled with stucco. The second story ay windows have wood headers and two decorative wood brackets on the main wing of the building. The building also has a large corner brick chimney. Flagstone was used as facing for the center portion of the building. There is a arched oversized wooden door and keystone which features a decorative door with iron knob and hinges, hob nails and exposed pegs. The front of the building has a large wrought iron wall mounted lantern, and a wooden sign hanging on a wall mounted post. English ivy cimbs the wall. There is a small, one-story wing in the rear with a shed late roof, and outdoor wooden stairs lead up to the second-story.

Architect: Paul Unander

Architectural Style: Tudor Revival

Property Type: Commercial

Original Use:


This is an unusual structure for a Santa Barbara commercial building. The authenticity of the construction make this a significant building even in predominantly Spanish Colonial Santa Barbara. The designer and original owner wished to create an authentic English cottage for his English pub. He drew the plans from a photograph of an early 16th Century English farmhouse in Lingfield, Surrey County, England, which still stands. ( The photograph is on display in an upstairs room of the restaurant).
The slate for the roof came from Vermont, the heavy oak timbers from Ohio and the bricks were made in Santa Barbara. Building costs were $65,000.
The significange lies with it's authenticity.
It is a designated Structure of Merit.

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