Our One-of-a-Kind Courthouse: A Santa Barbara Treasure (Two-part series)

Join us from your living room for a two-part series as urban design architect and historic preservation advocate David DeSelm shares the fascinating history of our one-of-a-kind Courthouse. Learn how losing an architectural design contest was one of the best things to happen to Santa Barbara and what inspired community leaders to decide that the Courthouse should be designed in the architectural style of southern Spain. Historic photos will illustrate the intriguing timeline of this incredible building.

Then we’ll look at key events and people who shaped the Spanish image of Santa Barbara, the unique and quirky design elements that make the Courthouse so special, and the creativity of two architects whose talents produced such an extraordinary building. We will also learn how the Courthouse got its National Historic Landmark designation.

Co-hosted by Santa Barbara Historical Museum 

Part one - April 21 at 5:00pm - Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CMsMVCYHShqFu1cuDePjFA

Part two - April 28 at 5:00pm - Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5f7mInnDTvOhYZZ-HPlNaw


Did You Know...

The Courthouse is home to one of few remaining Seth Thomas mechanically driven tower clocks and the only tower clock in the United States completely accessible to people with limited mobility.