Kenny Slaught, long time real estate investor, discusses how some of the most famous Santa Barbara architecture features include: the centuries old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district and the two pink towers of the Old Mission. The brightly colored tiles of the County Courthouse showcases brilliant displays of murals and other striking features. The ornate clock tower with an observation deck is nearby, providing a panoramic view of the entire city. The Lobero theatre not only houses the region’s premier performing arts events, but also dates back to 1873 and was rebuilt in the 1920’s by George Washington Smith. These are just a few examples of the rich history found in Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara a scenic, coastal town, is widely recognized as a world famous tourist destination. It is located just north of Los Angeles and it is full of beautiful buildings with a rich architectural history. From Spanish inspired homes to intricately adorned archways and structures, the city was created with the intention of an appealing design that would restrict uncontrolled growth. As a passionate Santa Barbara real estate developer, Kenny Slaught, provides insight into how the architectural integrity was maintained throughout the years. He explains that maintaining the natural charm of this region was intentional and as early as 1925, city planners enacted development controls to prevent waning of Spanish Colonial architecture. Controls were put in place and guidelines were designed to preserve unique structures and community areas. In 1960, Santa Barbara even established laws to protect historic landmarks found around the city.—-discusses-the-history-of-architecture-in-santa-barbara-2016-09-16