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Historic Park Reconstruction Project

For Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

In 2009, the Hind Foundation granted $150,000 to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) for the restoration of the El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park northwest corner project, which consisted of reconstructing a large section of the western and northern defense walls. The project enclosed a corner of the Presidio quadrangle, associated adobe yard walls, and stonework on Canon Perdido Street by reconstructing more than 240 feet of the massive, four feet thick and ten feet high Presidio outer defense wall. SBTHP is the primary force in the reconstruction and preservation of El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara's 18th century birthplace.

Noteworthy Outcomes
•    Quadrangle Experience

When complete, visitors will experience an entire wing of the Presidio quadrangle, from corner to corner, creating a sense of the size and scale of the original adobe fort marking Santa Barbara’s birthplace.

 


Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $150,000
Year Funded: 2009
Year Completed: 2010

About the Organization
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
123 East Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-0093
http://www.sbthp.org

Founded in 1963 by Dr. Pearl Chase and other community leaders, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) works to preserve, restore, reconstruct and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County.