The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) and the UCSB History Associates host Echoes from El Pueblo Viejo, a free lecture by Mary Louise Days and Dick Oglesby on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at the Alhecama Theatre (914 Santa Barbara St.)
El Pueblo Viejo was published in its first edition in 1986 following surveys of the downtown Santa Barbara neighborhoods which were shaped by the post 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake building requirement. This requirement made all new buildings conform to the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. The second edition, Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo was published very recently, in November 2016 by the Santa Barbara Conservancy. This edition provides lively color photographs by David Jones and updated information about 262 structures in and around the El Pueblo Viejo boundaries.
The lecture taking place will inform attendees about some of the buildings and people who helped shape Santa Barbara into what it is today. The book signing and reception will follow the talk.
Mary Louise Days and Dick Oglesby are two of the authors of the second edition and are both standing members of the board of the Santa Barbara Conservancy. Days is on the SBTHP board and chairs its Research Center Committee. Oglesby is professor emeritus of the history of California and the American West at UCSB.
For more information, visit sbthp.org or call 805/965-0093.