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Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- 100 Years Ago

Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- October 1, 1918

(Image: Bungalow magazine, April 1917)

WAY BACK WHEN, 100 years ago today, on October 1, 1918, the local paper in Santa Barbara had the headline: "You Can't Build Without Uncle Sam's O.K." The subhead explained, "War Industries Board's Permit Required Before Any House Can be Erected." Folks in Santa Barbara and around the country could look at plans and dream about building a home, but they had to wait until the war was over to build their dream home.

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