PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, August 21, 2014

Adobes of Old Santa Barbara 1782-1872” Lecture by John C. Woodward on August 28 at Architectural Foundation

A Lecture by John C. Woodward

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce a lecture by historian John C. Woodward on Thursday, August 28th at 7:00 pm. Mr. Woodward will present an illustrated talk entitled “Adobes of Old Santa Barbara.” Founded in 1782, the pueblo of Santa Barbara evolved over the next 90 years with almost all structures made of adobe. Then in 1872 something happened and adobe-building came to an abrupt halt. Using early photographs and paintings, many never published, we will be taken on a virtual tour of adobe Santa Barbara as it looked 150 years ago.

John C. Woodward is a local attorney whose real passion is the study of Santa Barbara and California history. He has been actively involved in most local historical organizations, having served on the boards of the S.B. Historical Museum, the S.B. Mission Archive-Library and as chairman of both the City and County Historic Landmarks Commissions. In 1976 he drafted a complete revision of the El Pueblo Viejo Historic Landmarks Ordinance that was enacted into law and greatly strengthened protections for our city’s many historic landmarks, including 17 surviving old adobes. Mr. Woodward has conducted his own research over the past 45 years to comprehensively document all of the 200 adobe buildings that once dominated Santa Barbara’s architecture.

The Architectural Foundation is located in the historic Acheson House at the corner of Garden and East Victoria Streets in Santa Barbara. The primary entrance on Garden Street is ramp accessible. The doors will open at 6:30 pm. There will be a suggested donation of $10.00 at the door. We look forward to seeing you.

Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
229 East Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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