Spanish Revival

Movement in Colonial Revival architecture during the 1920s evident in the building programs of the American West and Southwest and generally features Spanish-style balconies, verandas and arcades, towers, pan-tiled roofs, and plazas and courtyards.

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Spanish Revival
Spanish Colonial Revival
Colonial Revival, Spanish
Revival, Spanish Colonial
néo-colonial espagnol French
Neo Colonial Español Spanish
Colonial Español Spanish
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Refers to the movement in Colonial Revival architecture during the 1920s evident in the building programs of the American West and Southwest and generally features Spanish-style balconies, verandas and arcades, towers, pan-tiled roofs, and plazas and courtyards. Most notably, the style features a lack of architectural moldings and the heavy use of carved or cast ornament, classically-derived columns, window grilles, and wrought iron or turned spindles reminiscent of Spanish colonial architecture in Mexico.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018159. The J. Paul Getty Trust.