Santa Barbara’s status as a vacation spot attracting thousands of visitors every year is true. Mostly known for delightful weather, picturesque landscapes and particularly for its impressive buildings. Santa Barbara strays from conventional American architecture as its origins have emerged from the Spanish during the colonization period. The city’s impeccable architecture and the touch of ancient days keep historic preservation as an integral element in the city planning process. Santa Barbara was one of the first in the country to further elaborate on the historical footprint noted in the local architectural patterns and styles. Renowned property developer Kenny Slaught has explained the history of Santa Barbara’s architecture by drawing upon the chronology of events that took place in there. On his blog at, he shared a brief timeline of critical happenings in efforts to help expedite readers’ search for knowledge about the origins of local architecture.   

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