A 1927 sandstone carved fountain in Santa Barbara, CA, has been re-created by master carvers.

By Josie Schoel

After the earthquake of 1925 destroyed Santa Barbara’s downtown district, taking several hotels, the Sheffield Dam and the Greek Revival courthouse in its wake, Architect William Mooser III introduced the now pervasive Spanish Colonial style to the area. His design for the new palatial Moorish-Spanish courthouse, which occupies an entire block of downtown Santa Barbara, was initially met with local resistance. Now the celebrated site boasts 150,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the most beautiful government buildings in the country...

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