The Rafters of the Casa De la Guerra Restoration


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The Rafters of the Casa De la Guerra Restoration


Staff archaeologist at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Michael Imwalle, oversaw the restoration of Casa de la Guerra from its inception in 1991 to its completion in 2006. In this clip he discusses how his team obtained the wood used to make the rafters for Casa de la Guerra. Due to a fire that burned through the area in 1993, Mike and his team were able to use wood from the Los Padres National forest, only a mile away from where the original rafter beams were gathered 170 years ago!


Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation


September 19, 2013


SBTHP Archaeology Department


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sound recording, interview

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Nicole Archambeau


Michael Imwalle


20 min.


“The Rafters of the Casa De la Guerra Restoration ,” Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation: Collections Online , accessed June 21, 2018,

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