Some of the most eminent Santa Barbara stuctures include the centuries old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown and the two pink towers at the Old Mission, home of retreats and festivals. The brightly colored tiles of the County Courthouse display murals and other striking attributes. Nearby is the clock tower and observation deck, providing a panoramic view of the region. The Lobero theatre not only houses the regions premier arts events but also dates back to 1873, after being rebuilt in the 1920’s by George Washington Smith. In the rich history in Santa Barbara, the founder’s advanced planning allow many antique, architecturally pleasing buildings to dot the streets of the old districts.