California Historic Landmarks

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Site Information

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


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.

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



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