The Quonset-Type structure on the south side of the 200 Block of East Ortega is a steel commercial structure called a "Wonder Building". If memory serves, it was built new on that site somewhere around 1959 -- give or take five years -- and it then cost a lot of money: $26,000.
2012-09-28 02:52 PM
There were never any Quonset huts on the UCSB campus, only former barracks and associated buildings from the Marine Corps Air Base. A dozen or so still survive.
2012-09-28 12:07 PM
The ones at UCSB were from when it was a Marine training base.
2012-09-28 11:52 AM
Quonset huts.... Is my vague recollection that there used to be a fair number of them at UCSB back in the 1960's?
2012-09-28 08:36 AM
There have been a handful of Quonset Huts scattered around SB in the past. I remember one on Gutierrez and another near the end of SB St.
2012-09-27 10:13 PM
I believe this Quonset hut was moved from the WWII Hoff army hospital grounds at Los Positas [Municipal golf course] to its present site shortly after the war.
2012-09-27 08:08 PM
Transition House was once located in the Quonset Hut.
2012-09-27 07:36 PM
The quanset hut once housed Arnoux in the 60's and seventies.
2012-09-27 05:56 PM
I don't know the history of the water tower but I recognize it. It's at 1914 Santa Barbara Street. Neal Graffy??
2012-09-27 05:17 PM
What, pray tell, is the third image--it did not load!
2012-09-27 05:08 PM
210 E Ortega Dont recognize the "Water Tower" pic
2012-09-27 04:57 PM
Where is it?
2012-09-27 04:53 PM
The quonset hut used to be a youth hostel, The Banana Bungalow, in the 90s.
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