Architecture Part Of Santa Barbara’s Charm, Says Slaught

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Kenny Slaught notes that Santa Barbara city planners recognized the natural charm of Southern California and developed legislation to preserve Spanish Colonial architecture as early as 1925, and the city became the first populace in the United States to consider preserving of historical buildings. The most common downtown destination for visiting tourists is the county courthouse, which is adorned with brilliantly colored tiles and murals displaying striking scenes from the city’s past. A church that has been operating for over 200 years, The Old Mission is also known as the “Queen of Missions” and provides an in-depth view into the formation of the New World through guided tours and an expansive museum.

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