California Historic Landmarks

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Site Information

Courthouse Looking West from the Sunken Garden
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Landmark Number: 1037
Location: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque

Description

From California Historical Landmarks
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse was constructed in 1929 and is a complex of four buildings occupying an entire city block in downtown Santa Barbara. It was designed by master architect William Mooser in the Spanish Colonial/Moorish Revival style. It is an extraordinary example of its style, with an elaborate array of detail emulating a Spanish castle or fortress.

The clock tower includes an observation deck and is open to the public.

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The Mural Room.
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Southwest corner of the building.
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Office state marker plaque.
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The courthouse is also a National Historic Monument.
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A plaque from the Daughters of the American Revolution commemorating the 1769 Portola expedition.

 

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