The Spanish Colonial Revival style was started in the early 1900. It highlights the Spanish influenced architecture in the former Spanish colonies that later became American regions. The style is often encountered throughout California. Following the 1925 quake, Santa Barbara adopted it as an inspiration for rebuilding the city. Architect George Washington Smith was the founder of the movement, and he moved to Montecito to make it popular. The buildings in El Pueblo Viejo are similar to those in ancient Paris and Rome. Originally, Hispanic architecture was used in Andalusia, Southern Spain. In Santa Barbara, the locals used readily available materials combined with the natural environment. Kenny Slaught explains that the buildings in the area showcase simplicity and excellence in craftsmanship. The city’s structures features colors like white, red, orange and yellow which remind of the sun.