Central Santa Barbara shows those who are interested how Hispanic architecture came to be. The way buildings are designed highlight the aesthetics of that era. For instance, the colonial style roofs have a similar look to the ones in Cartagena, Mompox and San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara put in a lot of effort to maintain its architectural history. New structures need to abide to strict guidelines as not to disturb the overall style, especially in El Pueblo Viejo. Kenny Slaught acknowledges the efforts that Santa Barbara put to preserve its architecture, even if it doesn’t follow the American style established by the British presence in the region.