Architect George Washington Smith was the founder of the Spanish Revival architecture style about 100 years ago. He left Harvard to work in business and planned to retire to Santa Barbara. However, his designs were so successful that he continued creating them, and he eventually became Santa Barbara’s founding father. Smith’s works are famous for their complexity, due to his use of authentic Spanish materials. Many new artists followed his lead, and Kenny Slaught celebrates the detail oriented eye required for such pieces.
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