AKA: Lobero Building, Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Morgan, Julia H., Architect (firm); Julia H. Morgan (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926-1927

4 stories

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924 Anacapa Street
Downtown, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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The San Francisco architect Julia Morgan designed this four-floor Mediterranean Revival building for Margaret Baylor, a settlement house advocate who hoped to create an inexpensive hotel designed for young women seeking work in Santa Barbara.

Building History

The Historic Landmarks Commission City Landmark Designation Staff Report on the Margaret Baylor Inn stated in 2017: "Construction of the Margaret Baylor Inn began in March 1926 and was completed a year later. The 105-bed hostel was Mediterranean in style and Morgan employed swans as a unifying stylistic motif. The inn went through some rough financial times and, after foreclosure in 1942, the property passed through a number of hands. Today, as the Lobero Building, it holds a variety of offices." (See Santa Barbara.gov, Historic Landmarks Commission City Landmark Designation Staff Report Margaret Baylor Inn 924 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, California, APN 029-291-018, December 13, 2017, accessed 01/27/2021.)

Building Notes

The building occupied a 0.39-acre lot in 2021.

Santa Barbara City Landmark (Listed 1978): ID n/a

Santa Barbara County Assessor Number: 029291018

PCAD id: 23855