Correspondence, documents, and photographs of preservationist and community activist Pearl Chase.
Pearl Chase (1888-1979) was a prominent Santa Barbara citizen and a tireless community activist. Emphasizing the preservation
of Santa Barbara’s natural beauty and the promotion of public health and general welfare, Miss Chase devoted her energy to
shaping Santa Barbara’s architectural style to reflect its Spanish colonial past. Ms. Chase spearheaded the work of historic
preservation that restored the Santa Barbara Presidio and many of Santa Barbara’s original adobes, and helped create the distinctive
look of El Pueblo Viejo, Santa Barbara’s core historic district. She was lauded at the state and local level on many occasions
and won the National Award for Historic Preservation in 1973.
10 linear feet (26 boxes)
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