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1637 Oramas Rd

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Designation Status:

Assessor Parcel Number: 027-152-005

Historic Name:

Constructed: 1930

Property Description:

Located on the south side of Oramas Road the parcel is developed with a two-story wood frame stucco clad Spanish Colonial Revival Style house capped by a complex side gable roof covered in c-shaped terra cotta tiles. The house has an L-shaped footprint with a one-story garage capped by a front gable roof projecting off the house’s northeast corner. The north elevation is the street façade. At its east end is the two-car garage whose wood plank door is set in an arched reveal. The recessed main wing of the house features a series of paired multi-light casements embellished with decorative wood paneled shutters. The front door, which is located on the first floor of the recessed wing, is not visible from the street.

Architect: Henry Howell

Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial Revival

Property Type: Single Family Residence

Original Use: Single-family residence


The house has retained its integrity of design and materials. The garage may have been enlarged or remodeled and modifications made to the rear elevation, but this has not diminished the ability of the house to convey its architectural style. The house is an excellent example of the type of well-designed and finely crafted Spanish Colonial Revival houses built in Santa Barbra between the late teens and mid-1930s. As an exemplar of its type the house at 1637 Oramas Road is eligible for listing as a City of Santa Barbara Structure of Merit.
City Directory:
1930: no lisitn
1935-55: Mrs. E. B. Myers, owner

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