Santa Barbara SEASONS Magazine's article on the Mural Room Fall 2016

Santa Barbara Courthouse Mural Room

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the Santa Barbara County Courthouse to admire the elaborate Spanish/Moorish Colonial Revival architecture and enjoy the expansive city views from the tower of this historic building.  Not only is the Santa Barbara Courthouse considered one of the most beautiful courthouses in the country, but it's also listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Despite the draw of lush gardens and interesting architecture, the interior of the building houses one of its most fascinating attractions, what is known as the "Mural Room".  Here, enormous paintings depicting Santa Barbara's early history adorn the walls, painted by California artist Dan Sayre Groesbeck (1878-1950) in 1929, the same year the courthouse was completed.

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Did You Know...

The Santa Barbara Courthouse is actually comprised of four individual structures connected by an arch or bridge.