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Kenny Slaught Explains The Development Of The Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

A United States architectural movement, the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture was initiated in the early 20th century. The movement involved designing some cities that were the foremost Spanish colonies, which then became American cities, using the Spanish architectural style. A big portion of this architectural style can be seen in California. After an earthquake that occurred in 1925, Santa Barbara implemented this style as its signature line for re-designing the city.  Architect George Washington Smith who shifted to Montecito and proliferated this movement introduced this style. The history of El Pueblo Viejo aesthetic control remains true to Roman and Parisian laws. It aims to preserve history through the Hispanic architecture. But you may have questions as to what the Hispanic Architecture is all about. This style is unusually influenced by the architecture of the “white-washed cities” of Andalusia in Southern Spain. In Santa Barbara, local building techniques are a result of the natural environment and the materials available in the vicinity. Kenny Slaught states that Hispanic architectural features in this area are epitomized by the “simplicity, rustic economy, excellence in craftsmanship and direct expression of material”. Forms presented in Santa Barbara showcase vernacular handmade quality concerned with the sunlight. Besides, colors are also linked to the natural environment, yellow, red, orange and white that remains Santa Barbara’s weather.

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Kenny Slaught On Southern California’s Ongoing Dependence On Hoover Dam

The ground-breaking dam built during the American Great Depression period was erected between 1931 and 1936, costing Americans $49 million dollars. The dam was originally named Boulder Dam, but became Hoover Dam in honor of then-President Herbert Hoover, who had made significant contributions to the completion of this prodigious project. It is 221 meters in… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Aims To Help Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation Be Successful

The educational outreach programs offered at the Santa Barbara Bowl, an outdoor music venue, reach 20,000 students every year. Property investor Kenny Slaught, based in Santa Barbara, talked about these programs on his blog at Read more: Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Notes Services Of Hospice Of Santa Barbara

Hospice of Santa Barbara offers numerous programs for those terminally ill and their families, especially children. One in 20 kids lose at least one caretaker before becoming an adult, and one in 5 loses a relative before 18 years old. The organization assists people cope with the loss through its many programs. Kenny Slaught explains… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught On Low Rates Inside California’s Hot Market

Due to inflation, the West Coat buyers are forced to pay increased prices for less modern homes. Kenny Slaught explains that prices have steadily been on the rise since 2008. The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index shows that in April of this year, homes reached their highest price since October 2007. Southern California’s… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught – California Architectural Traditions Stand Tall

Santa Barbara has some amazing structures, like El Pueblo district, hundreds of years old Hotel Virginia, and the pink towers at the Old Mission where celebrations take place. The County Courthouse includes beautiful murals, while the clock tower and observation deck offer a great view over the city. The 1873 constructed Lobero theatre still hosts… Continue Reading

Kenny Slaught Encouraging Knowledge Of EMDR

Many therapists at Hospice of Santa Barbara became certified in EMDR and started using it in their therapy sessions. As a result, many clients reported they are feeling better than they did after attending talk therapy only. EMDR is not a replacement for traditional therapy, however it is more useful for people who suffer from… Continue Reading