Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Maria

Click on the name of the site on the map below to visit the webpage about that site. Or, here's a PDF you can print out and take with you.

The tour is designed to start at the Museum/Chamber location and proceed clockwise (roughly) around the map.

Tour Map Museum/Chamber SMVRR Coca-Cola Rubel Franklin Waller Easton Bradley DeMartin SMHS SMInn Minerva Tunnell StPeters FUMC CityHall Hart

Santa Maria High School

Santa Maria High School is located at 901 S. Broadway (at Morrison and Broadway).

This Spanish style school with its enclosed courtyards and gardens opened in 1925. It's considered to be one of California's oldest school districts. The face of this school changed greatly because of the Fields Earthquake Act. Many of the stately buildings, including the 100-foot bell tower, which called the children to school for many years, met the wrecking ball's swing. Notice the Ethel Pope Auditorium still standing on the corner of Broadway and Morrison Avenue.

Next Stop

The Santa Maria Inn