Originally the home of Presidio Commander José de la Guerra, the Casa was completed in 1827 and is among the most coveted remnants of Santa Barbara’s Spanish-Mexican heritage. Today the restored home is a museum featuring original furnishings, a history of the de la Guerra family and temporary exhibitions.
"Legacy Set in Stone: Santa Barbara Stone Architecture, 1870-1940"
An abundance of material, expertise and financing helped create a flourishing period of stone construction between 1870 and 1940. Featuring photographs of some of Santa Barbara's most admired landmarks, stone working tools, and samples of stonemasonry.
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