The buildings in Santa Barbara showcase its history, and connect to other cities that have a Hispanic style. For instance, the colonial style roofs are similar to the ones in Cartagena, Mompox or San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara established new laws that keep its architecture intact and don’t allow new buildings to interfere with the Spanish Colonial Revival style. In Pueblo Viejo, these guidelines are specifically strict. Kenny Slaught noted the efforts Santa Barbara made to preserve its architecture, although it doesn’t showcase the American influence that the British presence brought to the region.

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