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Buenaventura Pico Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Perhaps built as early as the 1820s, this small adobe is located in the middle of the Presidio headquarters block. It was originally owned by the family of Santiago de la Cruz Pico, founder of the prominent Pico clan of California. He had served as…

CCC's-Ralph and Steve 1 - Copy.jpg
The CCC is a state agency established in 1976 that employs youth to aid in preservation, reconstruction, and the conservation of California's natural resources. Although stationed at a center in Camarillo, many came to Santa Barbara during the 1977…

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Map of California Missions

6. Canedo Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Originally constructed as one of the residences for non-commissioned officers in the Presidio, this adobe was granted to José Maria Cañedo during the Mexican period. The Pedro Baron family owned the property for many years, living in the adobe and…

7. Casa Covarrubias Adobe Watermarked.jpg
This large adobe was built in 1817 as the residence of Domingo Carrillo and Concepcion Pico de Carrillo. Jose Maria Covarrubias acquired it in 1853, a few years after the last congress under the Mexican flag was held there under Pio Pico. The…

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Cecily Johns moved to Santa Barbara in 1985 after accepting a position as Associate Librarian at UCSB. After several years of getting to know the city, she decided to pursue her interests in historic preservation and began to volunteer with SBTHP.…

delfina_stamp.jpg
This is a relief printing block [linocut?] depicting the Casa de la Guerra. It is mounted on a wooden block and features the image in reverse.

Corinne Contreras memory 001.jpg

fiesta004 - The Mission, a Fiesta Participant and Mainstay of Santa Barbara - watermark.jpg
A tradition kept to this day, icons of the city were used as hubs of social activities for Fiesta. Here, participants gather at the Santa Barbara Mission in preparation for Fiesta activities.

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A Fiesta participant in costume at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

5. De La Guerra Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Constructed between 1818 and 1828 for the fifth comandante of the Santa Barbara Presidio, José de la Guerra, this "adobe mansion" was a center of the early community's political and social life. The house remained in the family for over one hundred…

8. De La Guerra Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Constructed between 1818 and 1828 for the fifth comandante of the Santa Barbara Presidio, José de la Guerra, this "adobe mansion" was a center of the early community's political and social life. The house remained in the family for over one hundred…
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