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Historic Preservation News

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May is Historic Preservation Month and a perfect time to celebrate Santa Barbara’s leadership in historic preservation. 
The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation will recognize and celebrate the African American/Black Historic Context Statement with a Certificate of Appreciation at their Annual Meeting and Community Awards Ceremony on Saturday…
At the last meeting of 2022, the Historic Landmarks Commission designated an incredible mid-century modern masterpiece located at 1920 Garden Street as a Structure of Merit. The house was designed by master Southern California Architect,…
On November 16th, we celebrate Pearl Chase’s birthday.  As a little belated birthday celebration, we are featuring her Four Square style house constructed in 1904 that was lovingly restored in 2016 by the current owners (see below). The…
The Fall 2022 Advisory Group recruitment period is open! The City is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on our Community Development Advisory Boards including the: - Architectural Board of Review- Building and Fire Code Board of…
Upcoming Lecture: Wednesday, October 19th at 5:30PM in the MLK Room at the East Side Library Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, of Healing Justice Santa Barbara and Nicole Hernandez, Architectural Historian will lead a discussion…
Do you ever wonder how the City of Santa Barbara helps preserve Santa Barbara’s rich architectural history? In 2021, The Santa Barbara City Council amended the Historic Resource Ordinance and adopted updated Historic Resource Design…
Earlier this month, the City’s Architectural Historian, Nicole Hernandez, MFA, and former Historic Landmarks Commissioner, William T. Mahan, FAIA, were presented the John Pitman Memorial Award by The Santa Barbara Conservancy for their…
On August 3rd 2022, at 1:40 p.m., Valerie Smith, a recent graduate of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University will present her graduate thesis to the Historic Landmarks Commission, on the…
The City of Santa Barbara, through a grant from the California Office of Historic Preservation, has developed a Draft Santa Barbara African American and Black Historic Context Statement that explores the themes, events, people, and places…
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