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About Santa Barbara Courthouse in Santa Barbara, California

The Santa Barbara Courthouse has been called the most beautiful government building in America. Designed by William Mooser III, the Spanish-Moorish style building was completed in 1929, after the 1925 earthquake ruined much of the city, including the old courthouse. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Above the entrance to the current courthouse is the inscription “God Gave Us the Country, the Skill of Man Hath Built the Town.” It occupies a square block in downtown Santa Barbara. Gardens and lawns surround this working courthouse. Civic events, performances and numerous weddings are held on the attractively landscaped Sunken Garden where the 1872 courthouse once stood.

1100 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 882-4520
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Santa Barbara, US
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