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Santa Barbara Mission

Santa Barbara, California
County of Santa Barbara.
2201 Laguna Street
National Register Number: 66000237
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility.
Congressional District: CA-92 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Church; www.californiamissions.com.
Web Site: www.californiamissions.com/cahistory/santabarbara.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
Built 1815-20, this mission, architecturally probably the finest and most distinguished of the 21 California mission churches, is the only original mission church to survive unaltered and in good condition into the 20th century. In 1842, California first Roman Catholic bishop arrived at Santa Barbara to establish his see at the mission and to administer the affairs of his diocese, which included all of Upper and Lower California.


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