LATE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY REVIVALS
MISSION/SPANISH REVIVAL (1890-1940)
Mission/Spanish Revival is a common style in the southwestern United States and Florida. In many ways, this style was a Spanish colonial area response to the Colonial Revivals found in other parts of the country. The 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego popularized this style. These elaborately designed buildings showed elaborations found throughout the Latin America. The style quickly spread from the publicity associated with the exposition.
- Low pitched roof with little or no eave overhang.
- Red tile roof covering.
- Prominent arch above door or windows.
- Asymmetrical façade.
- Stucco wall surface.
- Carved doors.
- Spiral columns or pilasters.
- Tile work.
- Decorative window grills.
- Arcaded walkways.
The Mission/Spanish Colonial style is extremely rare in Alaska. This style will likely be encountered with individual buildings and may exist within a historic district. To be eligible, a Mission/Spanish Colonial building should have a tile roof, low pitched roof and stucco. Other primary and secondary features should be present, but are not necessary. Extreme flexibility should be exercised when applying integrity.