The new Spirit of the Ocean Fountain was unveiled on July 29, 2011. Read More »
Although it looks beautiful from a distance, if you look closely you will see the Mural Room's eighty three year old historic painting, ornate ceilings, furniture, iron work, and lighting, are all desperately in need of restoration. Read More »
Made possible by the generosity of the Pearl Chase Society the main arch ceiling was restored to the original condition. See a video »
Birdseye View of Sunken Garden and Rooftop
In 2004, a small group of committed citizens came together and formed the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation, dedicated to the conservation and restoration of this magnificent building for generations to come. Read more »
Miniature Golf Tournament
Picture yourself and your favorite putter playing miniature golf on the Courthouse grounds. Mark your calendar for September 12th and join the Roteracts Club and the Courthouse Legacy Foundation for this first annual event. This event will also be open to the public on Saturday, September 13th. Check out the flyer for more details!
We are working hard to preserve one of Santa Barbara’s most important community treasures…won’t you join us? Please take a look around our new website, learn more about us, and find out how you can get involved.
PO Box 91459, Santa Barbara, CA 93190 Phone: 805-963-4322
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Did You Know...
The Sunken Garden is host to community-wide celebrations around the year. What is often mistaken about this magic place is its layout of stone walls—many are told it is the basement of the former courthouse prior to the 1925 earthquake. This is myth. The sandstone blocks that form the current day landscape were recycled from the older courthouse buildings after the 1925 earthquake.