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Spanish Colonial Style Exhibit

October 19th, 2015 · No Comments · American Riviera, Santa Barbara Real Estate

Thursday October 22, 2015 an opening reception will begin at 5:30pm at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum at 136 E. De La Querra Street that runs through January 17, 2016. For more information, or to make reservations, call 805.966.1601 or visit  Santa Barbara Historical Museum Exhibits

An ode to the classic Spanish-style houses of Santa Barbara. Spanish Colonial Style celebrates an extraordinary tradition in architecture whose hallmarks include whitewashed stucco and plaster walls, wood-beamed ceilings, dramatic fireplaces, and, above all, mystery and romance. Homes in this much-loved style of architecture welcome the visitor and embrace the resident, and architects James Osborne Craig and Mary McLaughlin Craig, early proponents of the style and influential disseminators of it, were masters of the form. Their work, until now, has been largely underappreciated and little seen.

The Craigs played pivotal roles in the development of the Spanish Colonial Revival and of other styles of architecture in Santa Barbara, and the influence of their work spread much beyond that. In addition to shining a long overdue spotlight on the rich career of these tremendously influential architects, Spanish Colonial Style also heralds Santa Barbara as the small city of international importance that it became in the first half of the twentieth century.3SpanishColonialStyleCover2015

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