The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture began in the early 1900s and redesigned some American cities that used to be Spanish colonies. This style is predominant in California, and Santa Barbara adopted it after the 1925 earthquake. George Washington Smith, an architect, moved to Montecito and made it popular. El Pueblo Viejo’s architecture stays true to the Roman and Parisian laws and keeps its heritage intact. But what is Spanish architecture, really? This style was inspired by the Andalusian cities. The structures in Santa Barbara come as a result of the local materials being combined with the environment. Kenny Slaught explains that buildings in the area face the sun, and are painted in colors like red, white, yellow and orange.
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