Santa Barbara in 1906

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Santa Barbara in 1906
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Source: Detroit Publishing Company

Old Santa Barbara, unparalleled beauty. Circa 1906.

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Flicka Aug 09, 2017 12:52 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

Thank you so much for showing this lovely photo. I especially like it because my Grandpa came in 1894 with his parents and would have been 18 in 1906. Grandma came with her widowed mother and siblings in 1903, she'd be 15 in '06. Seeing this picture lets me envision the family being here at that time, knowing they were familiar with the town as shown. Wow, how it changed in their lifetimes.

bjgreen Aug 08, 2017 09:08 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

An earlier posting correctly ID'ed this as a pic taken from TV hill, looking down Carrillo, toward Santa Barbara. The two-story building in the foreground, to the right of Carrillo, is the adobe winery built by Albert Packard. There is an entry about Packard's property in MESApedia: "He has one of the most beautiful places in Southern California. His orange, olive, almond and mulberry groves are deserving of a little more attention than has been paid them. They occupy quite an extensive tract of land, and so much care has been taken in their cultivation that they look better than anything I have seen in the state. His wine cellar is well stocked, and there are 100 barrels of homemade brandy stamped and ready or market.” (Los Angeles Daily Herald, July 11, 1874)

RLJ Aug 08, 2017 06:54 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

This was taken from TV Hill. The two story Packard place, lower left, is approximately Carillo and San Pasqual today.

RLJ Aug 08, 2017 06:56 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

If you look up Carillo, on the left side, you can make out today's Tree of Lights back when it was a small tree.

oceandrew Aug 08, 2017 04:53 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

What an incredible photo! Love the sharpness throughout. Must have been a long exposure to account for such depth of field and why there are no people, carts or buggies visible.

sbgrizdan Aug 08, 2017 03:46 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

I think today's equivalent view is this: https://goo.gl/maps/5ULHVrezJLN2

a-1511126136 Aug 08, 2017 03:11 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

Looks like Montecito Peak at the right 3rd of the photo, and the Rock Garden/White Peak to the left. Looks to be taken from TV hill, with Carrillo the main street you see on the left and the Rivera is the foothills you see past town. The spire looking thing in the middle left could be first united methodist church.

CivilEngineer Aug 08, 2017 02:10 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

Hard to believe it is the same place! Are there any landmarks to orient from, streets, buildings, etc? I see a railroad track but doesn't look like the current alignment.

tagdes Aug 08, 2017 09:39 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

The RR tracks are the same as today. Lots of other alignment has changed. A lot of it can be seen on my 1950's topo map which is fun to compare with the Google maps of today.

RLJ Aug 08, 2017 12:07 PM
Santa Barbara in 1906

Cool picture! I see Albert Packard's La Bodega Winery in the lower left. I used to play there as a small child. Quite spooky!

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