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New El Pueblo Viejo book reveals many insights to Santa Barbara history and architecture

Release parties start tonight

El Pueblo Viejo book just released

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A new book on the Santa Barbara El Pueblo Viejo district reveals amazing insights into the history, architecture and rarely known past about many buildings.

The Santa Barbara Conservancy just released the publication.

It was presented last month to the Santa Barbara City Council.

Beginning tonight there will be release events.  Shipments are arriving in many local stores and the books are hitting the shelves.  They include Chaucer's books in the Loreto Plaza, The Book Den on Anapamu Street, and the Santa Barbara Arts in the La Arcada Court.

The book is nearly 300 pages long. It is filled with short stories, and pictures that cover districts well beyond State Street downtown. They include the Mission, Presidio and Oceanfront areas.

The conservancy says following the 1925 earthquake the design of Santa Barbara uniquely changed into a coastal gem. It calls the effort '"determined" by  visionary civic leaders in the years immediately thereafter.
A free public reception at Casa De la Guerra will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, December 1. Presented as part of the city’s “1st Thursday” program highlighting local arts and culture, the event will feature a meet-and-greet with the authors, book signings, and appetizers. Books will be available for purchase. Casa De la Guerra is located at 15 East De la Guerra Street in Santa Barbara.
The Santa Barbara Conservancy also will host a book reception from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, December 8, at the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, located at 229 East Victoria Street. That event is  free and open to the public. 


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