Derived from the Native American pueblo architecture of the southwestern United States and Mexico, this style was much more popular in California and other parts of the West than in Utah. The residential examples of the style have battered walls emulating the appearance of thick adobe walls, rounded corners, flat roofs (often with set-back upper stories like true pueblos), stucco walls, and roof rafters or vigas projecting from the outer walls. Most Utah examples are either stucco over wood frame or masonry construction.
--battered walls, usually stucco-covered
--flat roofs with parapets
--rafters or vigas projecting from the outer walls
--stepped-back upper stories