The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, a United States architectural movement began in the early 20th century. The movement included designing certain cities that were the former Spanish colonies, which then became American cities, implementing the Spanish architectural style. A fundamental part of this architectural style can be noticed in California. Santa Barbara used this style as its representative line for re-designing the city after an earthquake that occurred in1925.  Architect George Washington Smith moved to Montecito and popularized this movement introduced this style. The history of El Pueblo Viejo aesthetic control remains connected to the Roman and Parisian laws. It tries to keep history integral through the Hispanic architecture. But you may wonder what the Hispanic Architecture is all about. This style is normally influenced by the architecture of the “white-washed cities” of Andalusia in Southern Spain. In Santa Barbara, local building techniques are an outcome of the natural environment and the materials available in the area. Kenny Slaught further says that Hispanic architectural types in this area are represented by the “minimalism, rural economy, excellence in craftsmanship and direct expression of material”. Designs seen in Santa Barbara exhibit local handmade quality connected to the sunlight. Also, colors correspond to the natural environment, yellow, red, orange and white that remains Santa Barbara’s weather.

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