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Phase III, the third component of the Northwest Corner project is the reconstruction of two additional adobe rooms. These two adobe rooms were originally added to the end of the west wing of the Presidio sometime before 1797. In 2008 SBTHP won the Santa Barbara Contractors Association's Green Building Award for the reconstruction of these two rooms. Making hand-formed adobe bricks with recycled earth from the original Presidio buildings; harvesting local giant cane for roof sheathing; finishing doors and beams with iron oxide stain made from Presidio soil; building thick, energy-conserving walls—earthen architecture in its various forms is seen today as an environmentally sensitive, commonsense approach to building. UPDATE: Phase III Completed!
Phase IV, the final phase of the Northwest Corner reconstruction, will include the associated adobe yard walls, and portions of the western and northern defense walls enclosing this corner of the Presidio quadrangle, as well as stonework on Canon Perdido street marking the original foundation of the Presidio. UPDATE: Work is now underway, but we still need your help! Learn more.
How You Can Help
Join the Buy-A-Brick Campaign and help rebuild Santa Barbara's birthplace! Please join us in completing the Northwest Corner Campaign by making a tax-deductible gift today. Your support is greatly appreciated, and is vital to SBTHP's commitment to preserve Santa Barbara's uniqueness by recapturing its past, and establishing the Presidio as one of its crown jewels. We invite you to stop by the Presidio and take a look at our progress on the Presidio Northwest Corner.
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