Hundred years ago, eminent architect George Washington Smith, presented the California movement known as the Spanish Colonial revival. Smith was a man who dropped out of Harvard to later work as a bond trader. After Smith became prosperous, he moved to Santa Barbara area to live a peaceful life and intended to focus on his painting hobbies. However, he was amazed when he noticed that everyone admired the house he had made. This stirred an interest in him to keep making remarkable architectural buildings for other people in California. He only used top quality Spanish materials and amalgamated new and old world styles. Presently, Smith’s works are very sought after and are well regarded for their essential beauty and refined design. He is known as a founding father of Santa Barbara. Several generations of architects have been encouraged by his artistic technique. Kenny Slaught is in awe of the intense detail used by Smith to create a structure of sheer architectural genius.