The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style was started in the early 20th century and redesigned former Spanish colonies that became American cities. This style is often encountered in California and came to the state after the 1925 earthquake. It became popular thanks to George Washington Smith, an architect who relocated to Montecito. El Pueblo Viejo’s architecture is inspired by that of ancient Paris and Rome and preserved its Spanish style through the decades. Hispanic architecture is influenced by cities like Andalusia in Southern Spain, and the buildings were constructed from a mix of local materials with the natural environment. Kenny Slaught finds the buildings in the area to be simple, and an honest expression of the locals who built them. Santa Barbara’s constructions point towards the sun and use colours like yellow, orange, red and white.