Architect George Washington Smith developed the Spanish Colonial revival style nearly a century ago in California. Smith dropped out of Harvard to work in business, and moved to Santa Barbara after becoming successful. Initially planning to retire, the architect changed his mind when he noticed the appraisal of his work. He brought materials from Spain and mixed the old with the new in his designs. Today, he is known as a Santa Barbara founding father and inspired many artists along the way. Kenny Slaught acknowledges the detailed eye needed to create such artistic buildings.  

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