#0309 Mission Santa Barbara


#0309 Mission Santa Barbara

Site information:

2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara


Plaque information:

State plaque located in Mission Historical Park, 1,000 ft W at old 1806 Reservoir.  Private plaque located on mission.


State plaque text:

The City of Santa Barbara Mission Historical Park

Santa Barbara Mission was founded December 4, 1786. Portions of five units of its extensive waterworks, built by Indian labor and preserved in this part, are a filter house, Spanish gristmill, sections of aqueducts, and two reservoirs, the larger of which, built in 1806, is used today as part of the city water system. The fountain and lavadero are nearby, in front of the mission, and a dam built in 1807 is located in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, one and one-half miles up Mission Canyon. Only ruins remain of the mission's pottery kiln, guard house, and tanning vats.

Plaque placed by California State Park Commission April 21, 1957.

Private plaque text:

Santa Barbara Mission

Founded December 4, 1786. Present church completed 1820. Destroyed by earthquake 1925. Restored 1927 & 1953.

Registered 7/12/1939