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Spanish-Colonial Architecture in the United States.

Spanish-Colonial Architecture in the United States Spanish-Colonial Architecture in the Unisted States, by Rexford Newcomb (Dover Publications, New York, 1990> $12.95), was originally published in 1937. A brief text offers an overview of Spanish-influenced building in California, as well as in Arizona, new Mexico, Texas, and Florida.

The heart of the 192-page book is a section of black-and-white photographs and scaled drawings. Here you'll find images of many of the 17th- and 18th-century mission churches that inspired house and hotel architects of the 1920s and 1930s. Drawings of early benches and chairs and of such ornamental details as candelabra provide a glimpse of how Spanish colonial revivial buildings were furnished.
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