Kenny Slaught writes on his blog that some of the most famous Santa Barbara architecture features are the centuries-old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown along with the two pink towers of the Old Mission, hosting today retreats and events. The brightly colored tiles of the County Courthouse are brilliant displays of murals and other striking artworks. Nearby is the clock tower and observation deck, with a panoramic view. The Lobero theatre boasts the regions premier performing arts schedule and dates back to 1873. It was rebuilt in the 1920’s by George Washington Smith. These are a few examples of the celebrated architecture of Santa Barbara, where, because of the founder’s advanced planning, many antique, architecturally amazing skyline icons line the old districts.