The most popular buildings in Santa Barbara are the old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district and the Old Mission’s two pink towers. The County Courthouse tiles depict colorful murals, and the clock tower and observation deck give a scenic view of the city. In the 1920s, George Washington Smith rebuilt the Lobero theatre. The facility was constructed in 1873 and today still hosts the area’s top arts events. Kenny Slaught recognizes the city’s architectural legacy was only possible thanks to the founder’s thorough planning.

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