Some of the most famous Santa Barbara architecture features include, the nearly ancient Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown and the two pink towers of the Old Mission, which hosts retreats and festivals. The brightly colored tiles of the County Courthouse houses brilliant displays of murals and other striking attributes. Nearby is the clock tower and observation deck, providing a panoramic view of the entire city. The Lobero theatre not only houses the regions premier performing arts events but also dates back to 1873 and was rebuilt in the 1920’s by George Washington Smith. These are a few examples of the rich history in Santa Barbara, where, because of the founder’s advanced planning, many antique, architecturally strong buildings line the streets of the old districts.