The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style was started at the beginning of the 20th century. The style was first used in the Spanish colonies that later were turned into American cities. It is often found in California, and Santa Barbara adopted it following the 1925 quake. Originally, the movement was started by architect George Washington Smith who relocated to Montecito and made it popular. The constructions in El Pueblo Viejo remind of ancient Rome and Paris, and maintain its historical roots. Spanish architecture comes from Andalusia, and in Santa Barbara, its influence is a result of the available materials with the natural environment. Kenny Slaught says this architecture comes from simplicity and great craftsmanship. The city’s structures are sun oriented, and the predominant colors are orange, white, red and yellow.
Kenny Slaught On Santa Barbara As Modern Architectural Gem
by Kenny Slaught ⋅