For a number of years portions of the entry to the Grand Arch of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse has been visibly deteriorating. In particular, the sandstone and sculpture work are eroding and the mortar joints are failing. Learn More >>
Who We Are
in 2004, a small group of committed citizens came together and formed the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation, dedicated to the conservation and restoration of this magnificent building for generations to come. Watch the Video »
Spirit of the Ocean Fountain
The new Spirit of the Ocean Fountain was unveiled on July 29, 2011. Read More »
Made possible by the generosity of the Pearl Chase Society the main arch ceiling was restored to the original condition. See a video »
Although it looks beautiful from a distance, if you look closely you will see the Mural Room's eighty three year old historic painting, ornate ceilings, furniture, iron work, and lighting, are all desperately in need of restoration. Read More »
We are working hard to preserve one of Santa Barbara’s most important and beautiful community treasures - The Santa Barbara Courthouse. Please take a look around our website, learn more about us, and find out how you can get involved.
The Mural Room, once the hearing room for the County Board of Supervisor’s is home to one of the largest installed painted murals in the United States. At just over 4,200 square feet, this mural depicts the early settlement years of California prior to becoming the 49th State. The Mural was painted in four months’ time by Daniel Sayre Groesbeck for just over $9,000.