AKA: Potter Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Wilson, Francis W., Architect (firm); Francis W. Wilson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1907, demolished 1925

State Street and West Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA

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The Potter Theatre occupied the southwest corner of State Street and West Montecito Street intersection. US HIghway 101 not covers this intersection.

Adam Ott, John Logamarsino, James V. Murray, J.A. Rafetto, D.T. Perkins and A. Izard, members of the Theatre Improvement Company, financed the construction of the Potter Theatre, completed in 1907. The establishment was named for Milo M. Potter (b. 1854), manager of two large Los Angeles, CA, hotels, the Westminster Hotel (c. 1890-1896) and the Van Nuys Hotel (1896-1901) and the builder of the grand Potter Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA, (1902-1903).

Architect Francis W. Wilson designed plans for a new marquee for the Potter Theatre in 1916;

Demolished; the Potter Theatre was ruined in the Santa Barbara Earthquake of 06/29/1925.

PCAD id: 13155