Great Arch Analysis Report (2017)

Santa Barbara Courthouse Great Arch and steps

We are currently raising funds to complete the Great Arch Analysis Report.  Evergreene, the conservators of the Mural Room, will produce the report and once completed, we can begin our next major fundraising campaign.

The fee for the Analysis report is $65,000 and to date, we have secured $45,000, including $ 5000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  An additional $20,000 is required to finish this vital report. Any documents or plans for preservation work that result from the project must conform to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  We are not allowed to begin fundraising for the Great Arch, until the report is concluded.

Did You Know...

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.