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#309:  Mission Santa Barbara

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Location:

2201 Laguna St, plaque located in Mission Historical Park, 1,000 ft W at old 1806 Reservoir, Santa Barbara

Plaque: 34.439936,-119.712303
Site: 34.438381,-119.713086

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

None


From the state plaque:

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.


From the private plaque:

Santa Barbara Mission

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



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