Saturday, April 6, 2013
Out of the Jurisdiction: Spirit of the Ocean Fountain
The Courthouse in Santa Barbara, California, was designated a California Historic Landmark in 2003 and a National Historic Landmark in 2005. At the entrance was a 1927 sandstone fountain, the Spirit of the Ocean, by Italian-born sculptor Ettore Cadorin.
Sandstone is porous and the fountain suffered over the years from many uninformed restoration efforts. Two years ago the fountain was replaced by a replica, shown above.