Lutha Riggs - 2007 Honoree

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LUTHA MARIA RIGGS ’14 attended SBHS only in 1914, but she left an indelible mark on the community’s architecture. She received a scholarship to UC Berkeley by selling the most subscriptions to the Santa Barbara Daily News. There she studied architecture. Her many travels in Spain and Mexico resulted in her prolific recreation of those building styles in sites throughout the city and in other areas of the state. She worked with another SBHS Wall of Fame honoree, PEARL CHASE, to design many local projects. Together they are responsible for Santa Barbara’s dominant building style.





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