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Two Hope Ranch Cabanas Designated Historic Landmarks


Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Two Hope Ranch cabanas, the Bryce Beach Cabana and Funicular, and the Irene and Frances Rich Beach Cabana, were designated as historic county landmarks by the Board of Supervisors on 3/6. The Irene and Frances Rich cabana is located on the bluff face of Hope Ranch, and is part of a notable arts colony that flourished in the 1950s, according to the Historic Landmarks Advisory Commission. The unique Bryce beach cabana and funicular cab were constructed in 1931 by Santa Barbara designer Mary McLaughlin Craig.

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This is great news! Now the County can issue permits to the owners to restore and preserve these priceless historical treasures before they are lost forever. WELL DONE, Board of Supervisors, Historic Landmarks Commission, and the owners!!!

zorro (anonymous profile)
March 8, 2012 at 8:20 a.m. (Suggest removal)

However, any zoning permits issued by the County are subject to appeal to the Coastal Commission who typically is not overly concerned with historic resources when they interfere with coastal resources, including coastal views and preservation of the bluffs.

discoboy (anonymous profile)
March 8, 2012 at 5:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)