About hundred years back, notable architect George Washington Smith, began the California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival. Smith was a man who dropped out of Harvard to later work as a bond trader. When Smith became successful, he transferred to Santa Barbara area to lead a calm life and wanted to concentrate on his painting interests. However, he was surprised when he noticed that everyone loved the house he had fashioned, motivating him to keep making impressive architectural buildings for other people in California. He only used genuine materials from Spain and combined new and old world styles. Nowadays, Smith’s works are in high demand and are well regarded for their basic beauty and sophisticated design. He is known as a founding father of Santa Barbara, as many generations of architects have been inspired by his artistic technique. Kenny Slaught respects the strong attention to detail needed to design a structure of such artistic excellence.
Architect George Washington Smith is known as the Founding Father of Santa Barbara – Kenny Slaught
by Kenny Slaught ⋅