by Mike Imwalle
Sorry, I could not resist an alliteration like that. Thanks to a generous grant of $2,000.00 from the Pearl Chase Society, the recently re-roofed Pico Adobe was given another lift last week when it was painted by Channel Coast Corporation (CCC). Thanks in part to a generous grant of $5,000.00 from the Pearl Chase Society last year a new cedar shingle roof was installed in November 2011.
After the roof leaked during the winter of 2010 the white ceiling planks were stained yellow due to the leaking cedar shingles. Crews arrived last Monday to carefully prepare the interior by draping the walls with painter’s tarps and wrapping the beams, light fixtures, furniture, and everything else not to be painted with protective plastic. The crew primed the ceiling with stain blocker and applied a finish coat of white paint to match the walls.
On the exterior of the building new lumber that was installed during the roof repair was stained to match existing exterior woodwork. With a new roof and a new paint job the Pico adobe is once again ready to serve the community as a meeting facility and small reception venue. For information on renting the Pico Adobe for your organization please contact: (805) 965-0093.
Mike Imwalle is the archaeologist at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation