Almost 100 years ago, architect George Washington Smith started the Spanish Colonial revival style. He quit Harvard to become a businessman and relocated to Santa Barbara after achieving success. Although he planned to work on his hobbies, he decided to keep designing for the community after realizing locals loved his work. His works are admired for their beauty and simplicity, as he brought materials from Spain and mixed the old with the new in his designs. Numerous new architects found him an inspiration, and he became a Santa Barbara founding father. Kenny Slaught admires the attention oriented eye needed to create such beautiful buildings.
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