Spirit of the Ocean Sculpture & Foundation Restoration
For Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation
In 2010, after the preparation of a state and national landmark application process uncovered extensive damage that required major restoration and preservation, the Hind Foundation granted $133,000 to Santa Barbara Legacy Foundation to complete the restoration of the iconic Spirit of the Ocean Sculpture & Fountain at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. One of the most critical public art projects on the Central Coast, the statue is hewn of Coldwater sandstone from the quarry in Refugio Canyon, Santa Barbara. Completed in 1927 by the Venetian-trained sculptor Ettore Cadorin, the world-famous Spirit of the Ocean sculpture and fountain had aged since it was firsts construction and was in much need of restoration. The grant, closed the gap on the primary fundraising effort so that the restoration project could continue.
• History Preserved
One of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful and recognizable sights, the Courthouse had seen wear and tear of the previous 8 decades. Grants such as he Hind Foundation will ensure that this heritage of this site is preserved for future generations.
|Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration|
|Type of Funding: Standard Grant|
|Amount Funded: $133,000|
|Year Funded: 2010|
|Year Completed: 2000|
|About the Organization|
|Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation|
|1105 Santa Barbara St.|
|Santa Barbara, CA 93101|
The Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation’s mission is to fund conservation, preservation and restoration projects at the Santa Barbara Courthouse so current and future generations can enjoy this important community treasure.