The architecture in Santa Barbara portrays the era in which the style was started. The style of the buildings help curious minds better understand Spanish architecture, For instance, the colonial style roofs are similar to the ones in Cartagena, Mompox or San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara is committed to preserving its architectural history, and laws were put in place to minimize the impact new buildings might have on the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. In Pueblo Viejo, new structures must adhere to strict guidelines. Kenny Slaught recognizes the city’s efforts to stay true to its historical roots, although the architecture doesn’t follow the American trends brought by the British presence in the region.
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