Historic All Saints Bell Tower Made Safe – Completely Rebuilt in 2016

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The historic All Saints Bell Tower was built in 1900.

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Click on this photo to see the Bell Tower construction photo album.

Its deconstruction and rebuilding was one of our highest priorities to ensure we are safe in the event of an earthquake.  The lack of a foundation, cracks in the structural support areas and the lack of any internal support meant our beloved Tower was highly vulnerable in the event of even a minor earthquake.

The project engineer, Parker Resnick Structural Engineering, prepared a  structural report focused on the Bell Tower with a list of its historical renovations as requested by our historical architects, which is required by the County.  

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All Saints submitted a request for a Substantial Conformity Determination for just the Bell Tower work. Construction began in early May of 2016 

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with the finished in October, 2016. Click on the links below to see the latest reports and architectural drawings in that led to this monumental undertaking:

All Saints Jackson Family Wedding 9-7-1926

Construction Photo Album

Capital Campaign Information Page

Drawing of Bell Tower

Historic Report

Engineering Report

Site Plan

Architectural Plans – updated

Permit Request: Substantial Conformity Determination

Application: SCD

Approved Substantial Conformity Determination

Land Use Permit

Letter from Santa Barbara County Regarding Land Use Permit

Most recent special edition Bell Tower parish newsletters

Bell Ringing

 

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