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922 State St

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Designation Status: Designated City Landmark

Assessor Parcel Number: 039-322-023

Historic Name: Nardo Building

Constructed: 1887, 1925

Property Description:

This is a two-story building with a wooden balcony constructed nearly all the way across the second floor that features turned wooden spindles. To the left of the balcony is an 8 light recessed casement window. Behind the balcony are two 2-sash windows and a pair of French doors. The roof is flat with a Mission-tiled shed roof section. The first floor (altered) features two glass entrance doors and plate glass show windows.

Architect: Stanley Edwards, Architectural Advisory Committee

Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival

Property Type: Commercial

Original Use: Shop/ Residence


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

The Nardo building was originally built for Kate Kearney, and remained in ownership of the same family for nearly seventy years. The 1925 earthquake severely damaged the original structure, and subsequently, the facade was rebuilt in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The Nardo Building is significant for its existence as one of the few remaining two-story balconied post-1925 facades on State Street.

Significant as a City Landmark as per City Council findings (Resolution No. 90-185) 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 building is one of the few remaining two-story balconied Post-1925 facades on State St;
D. Its exemplification of a particular architectural style (Spanish Colonial Revival) or way of life important to the City, the State, or the Nation;
E. Its exemplification of the best remaining architectural type (Spanish Colonial Revival) in a neighborhood;
F. Its identification as the creation, design, or work of a person or persons (D'Alfonso) 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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