Monday, October 18, 2010

The Spanish Colonial Revival Style


The Spanish Colonial Revival Style 
was a United States architectural stylistic movement that came about in the early 20th century, starting in California and Florida as a regional expression related to history, environment, and nostalgia. The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was also influenced by the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona set in Alta California. Based on the Spanish Colonial architecture from the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the Spanish Colonial Revival style updated these forms and detailing for a new century and culture.
The Panama-California Exposition of 1915 in San Diego, with lead architect Bertram Goodhue, is credited with creating national attention for the aesthetic popularity of this style.
The Spanish Colonial Revival movement enjoyed its greatest popularity between 1915 and 1931 and was most often exhibited in single-level detached houses and small commercial buildings.


Hi my friends,
I love these Spanish style architectures down here in Florida. 
If you're interested to learn more about, click on the link above.

 The photograph was made in the pretty picturesque Village of Cocoa at the Space Coast. 
I love that place :))
Thank you also for all the nice comments to my post yesterday. 
Have y'all a great start in the new week!
~Susanne


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6 comments:

nothingprofound said...

Great photograph! Great effect! I love this style of architecture. It has such a noble look.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you very much, dear Marty.

I agree with you about the noble look of this architectural style. I just love it too :)

richies said...

I like the look of the photo. So artistic and simply beautiful.

An Arkies Musings

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for your kind comment, Richies! :)

Anna said...

Susanne, lol, for second I though you brought David on board again with his paintings. Nicely captured, as always. Anna :)

Susanne49 said...

Thanks for liking this one too, Anna. I was experimenting in PS...LOL... it's not Davids painting. He wasn't painting anymore since he was/is sick.

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