El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park

123 E Canon Perdido St.,
Santa Barbara, CA

The Santa Barbara Presidio, established by the Spanish from Mexico in 1782, lies at the very center of the Santa Barbara we know today. Within the city blocks of the properties that the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) own and manage lived many generations of Santa Barbarans, a rich cultural mix of Chumash, Spanish, Mexican, Euro-American, Chinese and Japanese settlers. The Santa Inés Mission Mills are rare relics of the industrial operations carried on at some of the California missions by Chumash neophytes and Spanish padres. SBTHP aims to tell the stories of these Santa Barbara County residents to convey how cultures blend and borrow from each other as people adapt to changing situations.


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