Old Mission Santa Barbara Getting Makeover

Restoration part of Save America's Treasures Grant

Victoria Sanchez, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter, victoriasanchez@keyt.com
POSTED: 03:53 PM PST Nov 19, 2013    UPDATED: 04:03 PM PST Nov 19, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Old Mission Santa Barbara is getting a makeover.

Crews started assembling scaffolding in front of the church facade.

The restoration is part of the Save America's Treasures grant that was awarded to the mission by the National Park Service.

Cement pieces that have fallen off will be replaced and the towers will be repainted.

The hope is to have the project done by Christmas.