Santa Barbara is a well known touristic spot visited by thousands of people each year. The city became popular thanks to its pleasant weather, stunning views and rich architectural legacy. Due to Santa Barbara being built during the Spanish colonization period, its architecture is different than that of traditional American buildings. The city was designed to keep its historical heritage, and was one of the first in the country to highlight its unique architectural style. Real estate Kenny Slaught talked about how the city’s history influenced its architecture on his blog at KennySlaughtNews.com. Answering reader’s questions, Slaught shared a brief timeline of the events taking place in Santa Barbara and how these influenced its architecture.