This is the parking lot of Timbers Restaurant, located at 10 Winchester Canyon Road in Goleta. The restaurant was sold to the new owners in August 2006 and they are in the process of refurbishing the parking structure shown in the picture.
History has it that H. C. "Tex" Blankenship purchased over 20 acres of Ellwood land in 1953 with the intention of building a restaurant on it. Tex purchased timbers from the Goleta oil field pier that was bombed by the Japanese during WWII. He used them to start building the restaurant, but it was not opened until 1963 when the Velliotes family bought it. The restaurant was bought and sold a number of times over the years, along with a few name changes.
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