George Washington Smith, an architect, started the Spanish Colonial revival style about a century ago in California. Smith was a Harvard student who dropped out to work in business. After becoming successful, he moved to Santa Barbara to retire. Smith changed his mind after seeing how much the locals loved the house he designed. He started to merge the old with the new and used only materials from Spain. He is remembered as a Santa Barbara founding father, and numerous artists were inspired by him. The structures Smith created are recognized for their aesthetic, and Kenny Slaught knows the detail oriented eye needed to complete them.
Kenny Slaught On Santa Barbara’s Role In California’s Spanish Architecture
by Kenny Slaught ⋅