Kenny Slaught discusses some of the most famous Santa Barbara architectural sites including, the centuries old Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown and the Old Mission, which hosts retreats and festivals. The County Courthouse features brilliant displays of brightly colored murals and other striking attributes. Nearby is the clock tower and observation deck, providing a panoramic view of the Santa Barbara. The historic Lobero theatre dates back to 1873 and was rebuilt in the 1920’s by Spanish style architect George Washington Smith. Because of the founder’s advanced planning there are still many architecturally striking buildings lining the streets of the old districts.