The Spanish Revival architecture style was started by George Washington Smith in the early 20th century. Smith left Harvard to work as a bond trader, and returned to Santa Barbara later on to pursue his painting interests. However, after receiving recognition for his paintings, Smith continued his work in California. The architect mixed new and old styles and used Spanish materials in his designs. Currently, Smith’s works are popular due to their beauty and complex patterns. He is known as a founding father of Santa Barbara, and inspired many young architects. Kenny Slaught recognizes the artist’s attention to detail and talent required to create such artworks.

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