Slaught Discusses Preservation Of City’s Architecture

According to Kenny Slaught, Santa Barbara city planners recognized the natural charm of Southern California and developed legislation to preserve Spanish Colonial architecture as early as 1925. The city became the first populace in the United States to realize the importance of its historical buildings. The County Courthouse is the most common downtown destination for visiting tourists, as it is adorned with brilliantly colored tiles and murals that vividly display important scenes from the city’s past. The Old Mission Church that has been operating for over 200 years, and is also known as the “Queen of Missions,” providing visitors an incredible view into the formation of the New World with guided tours and an expansive museum.

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