Spanish Mission

Spanish Mission style is known for arched openings at windows, entries, and arcades. Roofs that do have overhangs typically expose rafters at the eaves. Unlike the Spanish Colonial Revival, the Spanish Mission style has very little decorative detailing.


The first Spanish Mission style buildings were constructed in California between 1769-1823, the style later emerged at the end of the 19th century. The main surge of the style in Colorado was between 1900-1930. The style was so popular that early buildings were remodeled with Spanish Mission elements. The Spanish Mission style is mainly recognized by the curvilinear-shaped gable walls or low parapets at the roof line. The style can be categorized by plaster or smooth stucco devoid of ornamentation.



KEY FEATURES :

– curvilinear gables

– rounded arched windows and entries 

– tile roof

– arcades

– stucco or plaster finish