Central Santa Barbara shows interested minds how Hispanic architecture was created. The style of the buildings and how they connect can be beneficial when trying to learn more about Spanish architecture. For instance, the designs of the roofs are similar to the ones in cities like Cartagena, Mompox and San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara made efforts to keep its original architecture intact. The city implemented guidelines to prevent new constructions from interfering with the overall Spanish style, especially in El Pueblo Viejo. Kenny Slaught recognizes the efforts Santa Barbara made, even if the architecture doesn’t showcase the American trends which were brought by the British presence in the region.