Mission Santa Barbara
California State Historic Landmark 309
#309 The City of Santa Barbara
Mission Historical Park
Santa Barbara Mission was founded December 4, 1786. Portions of five units of its
extensive water works, built by indian labor, are preserved in this park. A filter house, Spanish
grist mill, sections of aqueducts, and two reservoirs. The larger reservoir, built in 1806, is used
today as part of the city water system. Ruins of the pottery kiln and tanning vats are here,
also. The fountain and lavadero are nearby in front of the old mission. A dam, built in 1807, is
located in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, one and one-half miles up Mission Canyon.
2201 Laguna St; plaque located in Mission Historical Park, 1000 ft E of mission at old 1806 reservoir, Santa Barbara.
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