Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district, and the two pink towers of the Old Mission, where various events are organized, are among the best known architectural features of Santa Barbara. The County Courthouse is decorated with tiles in bright colors as well as various beautiful murals and other details. The city can be seen from the observation deck of the nearby clock tower. In 1920s, George Washington Smith renovated the The Lobero theatre, originally built in 1873. This is the place to organize premier performing arts events from the region, and not only. These are a few of the rich pieces of history in Santa Barbara. They survived because of the founder’s advanced planning.