National Register of Historic Places in Santa Barbara County

National Register #99001592: Andalucia Building in Santa Barbara 13 March 2017
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National Register #99001592
Andalucia Building
316-324 State Street
Santa Barbara
Built 1911-1917
Rebuilt 1926

These four buildings were built between 1911 and 1917 with party walls connected by a two-story brick and concrete front section. The first floor housed auto-related shops and the second floor housed a hotel.

In July of 1925, a major earthquake destroyed the facades of many buildings along State Street, including these four buildings.

In 1926, several thousand building permits were processed to rebuild the downtown core in the Spanish Colonial Revival Style, transforming Santa Barbara from an ordinary town into a romantic Hispanic town.

The facade of the Andalucia Building was rebuilt in the formal Moorish Style, one of the few examples of this style in Santa Barbara.

Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1999.

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