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Nicole Hernandez
Architectural Historian
(805) 564-5536


Historic Architectural Styles


An architectural style is a specific way a building was designed characterized by unique and notable qualities, such as form, method of construction, materials, and regional character. Historic architectural styles convey the history, culture, and development of a community. The style guides below identify some of the prevalent historical architectural styles in Santa Barbara.