Sabado and Domingo tours highlight historic sites.
The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara has resumed its weekend walking tours through the streets of Santa Barbara.
Visitors are asked to gather at 10 a.m. at the tour’s designated meeting location for a fun and informative 1½- to 2-hour stroll highlighting local sites.
Saturday’s Sabado Tour leaves from the Santa Barbara City Hall steps at De la Guerra Plaza to view De la Guerra Adobe, El Paseo, Meridian Studios and the Lobero Theatre.
Participants will hear information and rich anecdotes about their history and the designers and builders, the cultural heritage left by the first Spanish and Mexican settlers and about prominent Southern California architects such as Julia Morgan, George Washington Smith, Lutah Maria Riggs, Reginald Johnson, James Osborne Craig and Mary Craig.
Sunday’s Domingo Tour leaves from the Santa Barbara Public Library entrance courtyard on Anapamu Street. The focus is on the historic art and architecture of downtown Santa Barbara as it was reborn after the 1925 earthquake.
Featured architects include Myron Hunt, Joseph Plunkett and Kem Weber.
Included are murals, public art, hidden courtyards, fountains and the histories of the Arlington and Granada theaters.
A $10 cash donation is suggested. No strollers, very young children or pets are allowed. Bring masks to the tour in the event the docent feels they are necessary.
Additional group tours and accessible tours can be arranged with advanced notice by contacting AFSB at 805-965-6307.