In reference to your interesting article on the Rochin Adobe, I would like to add some additional facts.

My maternal grandmother, who was a Carrillo and an Espinosa, was part of Santa Barbara history, and of that house, from the time she was born in 1895 until she died in 1974. She lived, and raised her family in that home through the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. I was born in that house in 1937.

My grandmother’s father was the only son of Judge Joaquin Carrillo, who under the American’s rule was the first appointed judge of Santa Barbara. He later became the judge of the Second Judicial District, which covered the area between Los Angeles and Monterey. He also was one of a committee of three that “christened” Santa Barbara Street.

My family’s history is deeply engrained in Santa Barbara since its establishment both under the Spanish and then the American rule. We are part of the group called Los Californianos, who were the original settlers and founders of Santa Barbara and of California.

There is more history involved in this period, of this house, and of the time I lived there than mentioned in this article.


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