As part of an ongoing effort to preserve historic landmarks that represent Santa Barbara’s Black history, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to apply for a $40,000 grant to hire an architectural historian to write what’s technically known as a “statement of context” detailing the history of Black people in the City of Santa Barbara. Such statements are helpful tools in knowing which structures should and can be designated as a historic landmark. This work would exceed the scope and time of the city’s architectural historian, Nicole Hernandez.
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