Archive for October, 2012

  • There are two wonderful adobes in Santa Barbara that have for many years captured our interests and imaginations. Be believe they are the only two freestanding 2-story adobes left in the area and both survived the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake with only minor damage! The first, the Masini Adobe is at the foot of Ortega Hill, on Sheffield Drive, and the other, the Botiller Adobe is located at 1023 Bath Street. Both properties originally encompassed large areas of land for large commercial vegetable gardens and vineyards. Both properties also served as wineries, which were owned and operated by European […] 0

    Two 2-Story Adobe Abodes

    There are two wonderful adobes in Santa Barbara that have for many years captured our interests and imaginations. Be believe they are the only two freestanding 2-story adobes left in the area and both survived the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake with only minor damage! The first, the Masini Adobe is at the foot of Ortega Hill, on Sheffield Drive, and the other, the Botiller Adobe is located at 1023 Bath Street. Both properties originally encompassed large areas of land for large commercial vegetable gardens and vineyards. Both properties also served as wineries, which were owned and operated by European […]

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  • We’ve deiced to focus on old service stations that are no longer in service, partly out of a feeling of nostalgia and partly for the sport of it. Gas stations have changed dramatically over the years, and it’s not just about gas prices. It’s also about the service. We both recall childhood days when our parents pulled into one of the dozens of Santa Barbara service station and we heard those classic words, “fill ‘er up”. Those were the days before filing the tank nearly broke the bank. You usually sat in the car while the kid filling your […] 0

    Service Station Transformations

    We’ve deiced to focus on old service stations that are no longer in service, partly out of a feeling of nostalgia and partly for the sport of it. Gas stations have changed dramatically over the years, and it’s not just about gas prices. It’s also about the service. We both recall childhood days when our parents pulled into one of the dozens of Santa Barbara service station and we heard those classic words, “fill ‘er up”. Those were the days before filing the tank nearly broke the bank. You usually sat in the car while the kid filling your […]

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