Print Media Clippings   -   Architectural Style   -   Spanish Eclectic
Shingle Style Architecture Clippings Home Split-Level Style Architecture
    Prior to 1920, most home designs of Spanish influence were variations on the Mission style developed by the early Spanish missionaries. Inspired by the Panama-California Exposition held in San Diego in 1915, architects began to look directly to Spain for domestic building materials, and finding a rich history to pull from, the style evolved into what many refer to as the Spanish Colonial Revival. However, the term Spanish Eclectic incorporates the more broad architectural roots of the style prior to the 1920's. It reached its climax in the 1920's and 30's but passed rapidly from favor during the 1940's.Spanish Eclectic designs are commonly found in areas where original Spanish Colonial building occurred in locations such as California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. (

    Buildings in this style usually characterized a fašade with unadorned stucco or plastered walls, glazed and/or unglazed wall tiles, a covered porch or arcade, commonly, a patio; wrought-iron balconies, a low- to moderate-pitched, mission-tiled, hipped and/or gable roof, round arches over the most prominent windows, window grilles, ornate window surrounds, often elaborately paneled or carved heavy wood doors, frequently, rounded arches over the exterior doors. (