If the mountains and ocean are the scenic backdrop to Santa Barbara, the stage is set with remarkable architecture, and the romantic theme is a Spanish village in a Mediterranean ambiance. The architectural charm of Santa Barbara, characterized by white stucco walls and red tile roofs, is thanks to a group of people of incredible vision, who saw in the ruins of an earthquake in 1925 an opportunity to reimagine what the city could be.
Twelve members of Santa Barbara's architectural design community generously gave their time to create this whimsical book of illustrations depicting this place we call home. Proceeds from this project support the efforts of The Santa Barbara Conservancy, which advocates for the recognition, preservation, and revitalization of historic, architectural, and cultural resources in Santa Barbara, works to increase public awareness of and participation in local preservation issues, and documents Santa Barbara's wonderful historic resources through its publications.
We hope you enjoy it!