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History 101

Bertram Goodhue's Montecito Country Club

Also designed El Fureidis, Val Verde estates, and State Capitol Building. Read story.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Craft of Stone Masonry in Santa Barbara

Churches, bridges, gates, and walls reveal the masons' skill. Read story.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

La Casa de Maria, an Island of Serenity

For Catholic couples at first, La Casa is now a retreat for all faiths. Read story.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ferragamo's First U.S. Shoe Store Opened on State Street

After young Salvatore came from Italy via Boston, he settled in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great Hopes Dashed in Garey

The history of the small town in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Southern Pacific Railroad Station: 209 State Street

An excerpt from Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Water Systems in Early Days

Santa Barbara's padres faced water shortages. Read story.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cabrillo Pavilion: 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Here’s an excerpt from ‘Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo’. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Architect Joseph J. Plunkett

In his remarkable career, he designed many of Santa Barbara's gems. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Fithian Building: 625-635 State Street

An excerpt from Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mira Vista Estate

Grew with Montecito's move from farming to affluence. Read story.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Montecito's Riven Rock

The fabled estate housed Stanley McCormick, while he dealt with schizophrenia in the early 1900s. Read story.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Mesa: From Chumash Times to Now

A brief history of the ocean-side neighborhood. Read story.

Monday, November 21, 2016

History of Oak Park

Santa Barbara's children donated their nickels and dimes to buy it. Read story.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Santa Barbara Was Once a Walnut Capital of the U.S.

Development and competing ag unseated the king crop after a century. Read story.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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