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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 043-350-001

Historic Name: Girls Scout House

Constructed: 1923

Property Description:

One-story, gable-roofed, eavefront structure with an altered symmetrical plan. Two smaller scale hip-roofed wings flank the main portion; a gabled ell projects from the center front of the house. Interior brick chimney. Wood shingled siding; rolled asphalt roofing. Fenestration is predominantly 1/1-light double hung wood sash. Multipaned French doors.


Architectural Style: Craftsman

Property Type: Clubhouse

Original Use: Girl Scout Clubhouse


Designated City of Santa Barbara Landmark (07/20/1993).

Kathleen Peabody was a prominent member of charitable organizations and women's groups in the Santa Barbara community, and became one of the founding executive members of the Girl Scout Council of Santa Barbara. The Peabody's donated the land on which the clubhouse was built. The Girl Scout House was built and designed by A. H. Avery in unique craftsman style. The building was owned by the Girl Scouts until 1988, when it was sold to Homes for People, Inc., a provider of affordable housing.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 93-082) 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 this clubhouse is exemplary of the Craftsman style bungalow, because of its significant for its purpose besides dwelling, and because of its connection to people and institutions that have helped shape the City, State, and Nation, the former Girl Scout Clubhouse is significant to the heritage of the City, State, and Nation.
C. Its identification with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the culture and development of the City, the State, or the Nation: Kathleen Burke Peabody, Frederick Forrest Peabody, Mrs. Albert Herter, Miss Elizabeth B. Alley, A H Avery, the Girl Scouts.
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (Craftsman) 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: California Craftsman institution.
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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