The Santa Barbara News-Press building, located in De la Guerra Plaza kitty-corner from City Hall, was declared an official city landmark this Tuesday by a vote of the City Council. News-Press owner Wendy McCaw, a historic preservation enthusiast, did not oppose the designation. The News-Press was built in 1922 and designed by architect George Washington Smith. Only those portions of the building and its tower that were built at that time are covered by the landmark designation. Also landmarked Tuesday was the San Marcos building, located at 1129 State Street, and Peter Grant House, located at 1804 Cleveland Avenue.


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