Westmont College

Westmont College is largely the result of one woman’s vision. In August 1937, Ruth Kerr awoke from a sound sleep. … READ MORE

The Upham Hotel

The Upham Hotel, at 1404 De la Vina Street, is one of the oldest in Southern California. It opened in … READ MORE

A New Museum

In October 1932 a voluntary association was formed consisting of representatives from a number of local organizations. The purpose of … READ MORE

Plaza Rubio

Plaza Rubio, which faces the rose garden of Mission Historical Park, is a small-scale example of early urban planning. The … READ MORE

Gin Chow

Gin Chow has to be numbered among the most colorful figures in the history of the South Coast. This native … READ MORE

El Encanto Hotel

One of the most engaging neighborhoods in Santa Barbara is the Riviera, with its commanding views of the city and … READ MORE

Concha Arguello

One of the best-known tales from Spanish California is the story of the ill-fated romance between María de la Concepción … READ MORE