The hundred-year-old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in the historic hub and the two pink towers of the Old Mission, which is the popular venue of retreats and celebrations, are some of the most prominent architectural landmarks in Santa Barbara. The radiantly colored tiles of the County Courthouse houses gorgeous displays of murals and other striking features. Nearby, is the clock tower and observation area, which offers a panoramic view of the whole town. The Lobero theatre not only hosts the regions leading performing arts events but also goes back to 1873 and was updated in the 1920’s by George Washington Smith. These are some definitive examples of the rich history in Santa Barbara as per Kenny Slaught, where, because of the founder’s advanced design, many antique, architecturally significant buildings line the streets of the old areas.