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Gonzalez-Ramirez Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Rafael Gonzalez, a presidio soldier and town mayor in 1829, built this house c. 1825. The adobe was later owned by his daughter and son-in-law, Ventura and Cristobal Ramirez, and it remained in the Gonzalez family for nearly a century. Enlarged and…

15. Orena Adobe Patio Area Watermarked.jpg
The Oreña Adobes were restored in 1919-20 under the direction of James Osborne Craig, the architect of El Paseo. The buildings and the annexes have since been used for shops, a tea room, and residences. Oreña-Rickard family members now have offices…

14. Valdez House Watermarked.jpg
This small wooden house was built c. 1871 for Concepcion Valdez, who resided on the property for over forty-five years. It is occupied by the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.

13. Fernald House Watermarked.jpg
Although this watercolor departs from the theme of this exhibit, it was part of Haass' series of Santa Barbara paintings. This Victorian House, originally located at 422 Santa Barbara Street, was built in 1862 by Judge Charles Fernald. In 1880, the…

12. Arellanes-Kirk Adobe Watermarked.jpg
This small hilltop house was built c. 1860 for the family of Barbara Dominguez de Arellanes and Francisco Arellanes, descendants of some of the earliest settlers of New Spain. Their daughter, Maria de las Angustias, married Frank Kirk in 1866, and…

11. Orena Adobe Watermarked.jpg
The one-story adobe on the right was constructed in 1849 by José de la Guerra, fifth comandante of the Santa Barbara Presidio. It was used as a storehouse for merchandise received from ships. Gaspar Oreña purchased the property and built the adjacent…

10. Gannon-Martinez-Ruiz Adobe Watermarked.jpg
This house was built c. 1859 by Josefa Valdez de Gannon, the widow of an Irish immigrant. She later married Leandro Martinez; their daughters resided in the adobe for many decades. It was demolished in 1959.

9. Hill-Carrillo Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Daniel Hill, an immigrant from Massachusetts, built this major adobe for his California-born bride, Rafaela Ortega, in 1825-26. A later owner was Captain John Wilson, whose wife, Ramona, was the mother of California Governor Romualdo Pacheco. In the…

8. De La Guerra Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Constructed between 1818 and 1828 for the fifth comandante of the Santa Barbara Presidio, José de la Guerra, this "adobe mansion" was a center of the early community's political and social life. The house remained in the family for over one hundred…

7. Casa Covarrubias Adobe Watermarked.jpg
This large adobe was built in 1817 as the residence of Domingo Carrillo and Concepcion Pico de Carrillo. Jose Maria Covarrubias acquired it in 1853, a few years after the last congress under the Mexican flag was held there under Pio Pico. The…

4. Trussell-Winchester Adobe Watermarked.jpg
Captain Horatio Gates Trussell built this house in 1854 from adobe bricks and from wood salvaged from the shipwreck of the "SS Winfield Scott." Sheathed in wood, this adobe reflects the influence of its builder, a native of New England. Wooden…

3. El Cuartel Watermarked.jpg
This remnant of the Presidio was built in 1788, making it the oldest building in Santa Barbara. For many decades, the family of Presidio soldier Jesus Valenzuela lived in the adobe. In 1941, a group of citizens purchased El Cuartel and it became Boy…
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