AKA: Seaside Oil Headquarters, Santa Barbara, CA; Andalucia Building, Santa Barbara, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - corporate headquarters; built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Pries, Lionel H., Architect (firm); Lionel Henry Pries (architect)

Dates: constructed 1926

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316-324 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2303

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318-330 State Street

Lionel Pries, who later went on to a long and significant career practicing and teaching in Seattle, WA, designed this California building in 1937. He was a Professor at the University of Washington from Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, 1928-1958.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, level of significance: Local.

This building originally functioned as the El Camino Real Garage; it housed automobile showrooms; an $80,000 renovation occurred in 1937 to create the Headquarters Building of the Seaside Oil Company. The re-opening of the Seaside Oil Building occurred on 11/16/1937.

National Register of Historic Places (December 22, 1999): 99001592 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 7386