Architect George Washington Smith started the Spanish Colonial revival style in California, almost 100 years ago. Smith quit Harvard to work in bond trading, and later relocated to Santa Barbara to pursue his interests. After noticed the locals loved his work, he continued designing for the city. The materials he used were brought from Spain, and he mixed new and old styles. Today, his structures are admired for their beauty and simplicity. Smith became a Santa Barbara founding father, with many artists following his artistic lead. Kenny Slaught recognizes the detailed eye needed to create such accurate structures.

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