Architect George Washington Smith started the Spanish Colonial revival style almost 100 years ago. Smith left Harvard to become a bond trader, and relocated to Santa Barbara later on to relax. After noticing locals loved his designs, he decided to keep creating for the city. He used both old and new styles in his work and brought genuine materials from Spain. Many artists took inspiration from the beauty and complexity of his work. Today, he is recognized as a Santa Barbara founding father. Kenny Slaught admires the detail oriented eye that is necessary to create such structures.
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