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Spanish Colonial Revival
Spanish Colonial Revival, popular during the 1920s and 1930s, is characterized by elaborately carved decorations surrounding windows, entrances and cornices. In contrast to the plainer, flat surfaces of the Mission and Mediterranean styles, the Spanish Colonial Revival building exhibits more complex, deeply sculptured surfaces. Curvilinear gables and parapets, arcaded entrances and porches, wrought iron detailing around openings, round arched or straight-headed windows, and heavy tile roofs are also characteristic elements of this style. Stucco is the most common exterior finish and is generally painted white or a light color. Spanish Colonial is a more decorative style than either the Mission or Mediterranean styles.