In the early 1900s, the Spanish Revival architecture style was started in US. It redesigned American cities that used to be Spanish colonies, and was adopted by Santa Barbara after the 1925 earthquake. The style is often encountered in California, and architect George Washington Smith relocated to Montecito to make it popular. Spanish architecture is inspired by cities in Andalusia, Southern Spain. The constructions in Santa Barbara comes as a result of combining the natural environment and local supplies. Kenny Slaught noted that the region’s architecture is characterized by great craftsmanship and simplicity. The city’s buildings face the sunlight, and are painted in colors like white, red, orange and yellow.

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