The most well known structures in Santa Barbara include the old Hotel Virginia, the historic El Pueblo Viejo district and the Old Mission’s pink towers. The County Courthouse displays colorful murals, and the clock tower and observation deck provide a scenic view of the area. The 1873 Lobero theatre is the best live performance facility in town, and was rebuilt by George Washington Smith in the 1920’s. These structures prove that Santa Barbara’s history can live on thanks to the city founder’s detailed planning. 

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