The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style was founded in the early 20th century. It was first encountered in areas that were Spanish colonies turned into American cities. Santa Barbara adopted this style after an 1925 quake required the city to be redesigned. Originally, the movement was created by architect George Washington Smith, who moved to Montecito and made it known. El Pueblo’s buildings hold a touch of ancient Rome and Paris, and preserve its architectural legacy. The Spanish style has been influenced by that of Andalusia, in Southern Spain. The buildings in Santa Barbara come as a mix of the natural environment and materials available to locals. According to Kenny Slaught, the area’s architecture is defined by simplicity and great craftsmanship. Santa Barbara’s buildings showcase its sunny weather and are painted in colors of white, yellow, red and orange.