Kenny Slaught- On the History of Architecture in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is widely recognized as a world famous tourist destination, this coastal California town, north of Los Angeles, is full of beautiful buildings with a rich history. The city is speckled with Spanish inspired homes, intricate archways and structures. It was developed with the intention of an appealing design that would limit uncontrolled growth. As a Santa Barbara real estate professional, Kenny Slaught, provides insight into how the architectural integrity was preserved throughout the years. In order to maintain the natural charm of this region the city planners enacted development controls to prevent demotion of Spanish Colonial architecture. Santa Barbara was the first in the United States to proactively think about the importance of their historic buildings and in 1960 they established legal protection for historic landmarks.