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Casa de La Guerra, Santa Barbara

Casa de La Guerra, Santa Barbara (must see)

The Casa de la Guerra was the residence of the fifth commandant of the Presidio de Santa Barbara, José de la Guerra y Noriega from 1828 until his death in 1858. The site is currently owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation as a historic house museum.

The time when José lived in the casa it was known to locals as the casa grande (big house), as the thirteen room structure dwarfed the surrounding one room adobes. In the casa grande period, José added the altito structure. The altito structure no longer stands, but acted as José's office and was where he stored his money.

The most significant changes in this time were the removal of the adobe columns in favor of wooden columns and the addition of wooden siding to the house.

The Casa is a Santa Barbara City Landmark, a California Historical Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as a part of a composite object El Paseo and Casa de la Guerra).

The Casa de la Guerra interior is open to visitors Saturdays and Sundays, although the exterior may be explored any time.

Operating hours: Saturday – Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Casa de La Guerra on Map

Sight Name: Casa de La Guerra
Sight Location: Santa Barbara, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Santa Barbara, California

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