Oreña Adobe
27 East De la Guerra Street

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Oreña Adobe
27 East De la Guerra Street


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 story-and-a-half adobe in 1858. The Oreña family used the latter adobe as a town residence, and the property remains in family ownership. The 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, residences and offices.


Fridolin Haass


Fridolin Haass Watercolors of Santa Barbara Adobes
Presidio Research Center, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Santa Barbara, CA




Originally painted in 1953
Shared on OMEKA November 8, 2012


Gift of Pearl Chase (1888-1979), a prominent Santa Barbara citizen, tireless community activist and avid historic preservationist.


Copyright has not been assigned to the Presidio Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Presidio Research Center, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. For contact information visit: http://www.sbthp.org/research.htm. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Presidio Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital facsimiles of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.


The Fridolin Haass Watercolors of Santa Barbara Adobes series is part of a larger donation by Pearl Chase, which also includes The Pearl Chase Papers and the Pearl Chase Lantern Slide collection. To access these collections visit: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8736rfx/ and http://omeka.sbthp.org/collections/show/11


Original: watercolor paints on paper
Digital: JPEG

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format


Physical Dimensions

16 x 11.5 inches

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