• Help Restore a Santa Maria Landmark

    March 16, 2021
    Help Restore a Santa Maria Landmark

    The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and non-profit partner PLAY, Inc. are asking the public to help restore the historic Smith-Enos house along Bradley Road. The City hopes to eventually offer the house, with gardens and a community center, as a place for weddings, gatherings, and educational opportunities.

    “Currently the house is undergoing structural maintenance to support new walls and a new roof,” stated Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager. “But, while the construction is budgeted with development fees, the detail work to complete the house will need to be raised through donations and from trades-people who can contribute goods and services to show the true potential of this house as a Santa Maria landmark.”  

    The Recreation and Parks Department is compiling a list of individuals, businesses and organizations that have the skills needed to complete trades such as painters and wall paperers, carpentry, masons, and flooring.  To offer donated goods and services, please email Restore@cityofsantamaria.org

    PLAY, Inc. will soon be accepting period-appropriate, late 1800’s early 1900’s furniture, fixture, and financial donations for several of the rooms in the house including a study, a sitting room, and bedroom.  For more information on donating, please visit www.santamariaatplay.org

    The original Smith-Enos House was constructed by Charles William and Sarah Jane Smith in 1871. 

    Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2263.