Central Santa Barbara provides a valuable platform for interested minds to appreciate how the architecture at that time was conceived. The design of buildings, and details indicating the relation each building had with the historical aesthetics of those times is also useful when comprehending the Hispanic architecture. For example, a roof design has a colonial style that can also be seen in colonial cities such as Cartagena, Mompox or San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara has put in a lot of energies to grow its commitment to the architectural conservation. New laws were created to decrease the unsettling effect of new constructions on the agreement of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. New constructions, especially in El Pueblo Viejo, must follow rigid city guidelines and regulations to reduce a likely incompatibility with the historic architecture. When in Santa Barbara, Kenny Slaught suggests the reflection of sizeable efforts that the city has made to add to the preservation of the marvellous architecture, even if this does not display the American trend devised in the area as an effect of the British presence in the area that considerably influenced how local architecture has arisen.
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