Santa Barbara’s Past and Present

By Jay of ReplayAR

In the video below, we witness the SANTA BARBARA OF YESTERYEAR by using augmented reality to overlay historical photographs on the present-day locations where they were taken. Here’s a timeline of the locations and historical moments featured in the video.


00:02 – Foot of Stearns Wharf at the end of State Street and Cabrillo (AR Photo Source: Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Walter A. Tompkins Collection / Late 1880s)

00:10 – Stearns Wharf (AR Photo Source: Unknown / Apx. 1945)

00:15 – Sambo’s Restaurant (AR Photo Source: Chad Stevens / 1957)

00:24 – Elmer’s Metropolitan Restaurant, 1025 Chapala Street (AR Photo Source: Postcard / 1946)

00:31 – Hunt’s China Shop, 12 East Carrillo Street (AR Photo Source: Postcard / 1949)

00:38 – The Granada Theatre being repaired after earthquake damage (AR Photo Source: Unknown / 1953)

00:44 – Earthquake damage at the San Marcos Building on the corner of State and Anapamu (AR Photo Source: Edwin Rick / June 29, 1925)

00:49 – “El Nido” (The Nest) at Garden and Pedregosa (AR Photo Source: The Benham Company / 1912)

00:54 – Mission Santa Barbara after sustaining earthquake damage (AR Photo Source: Dwight Faulding / June 29, 1925)

00:59 – Stearns Wharf (AR Photo Source: Alfred Moore Stringfield / 1880)

01:06 – Lumber shipment at Stearns Wharf  (AR Photo Source: Santa Barbara Historical Museum / 1888)


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