George Washington Smith, an architect, created the Spanish Colonial revival style about 100 years ago. He left Harvard to work in bond trading, and moved to Santa Barbara after becoming successful. Smith’s plan was to pursue his hobbies, however, he decided to continue designing for the community after learning that locals admired his work. He brought authentic materials from Spain and merged the old with the new in his architecture. Today. Smith seen as a Santa Barbara founding father, and many artists followed his lead. Kenny Slaught acknowledges the meticulous mind needed to create such artists pieces.