Based upon the baroque architecture of Mexico, the Spanish Colonial Revival was especially popular during the early part of the 20th century in California, portions of the Southwest, and Florida. Characterized by red tile roofs and white stucco-covered wall surfaces, the style was used for schools, churches, residences, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, and governmental complexes. Low-relief ornament, decorative cornices and parapets, and wrought iron grills and balconies differentiate this style from the Mission style.
--red tile roofs
--stucco wall surfaces
--wrought iron balconies
--low, rounded arch openings
--decorative door surrounds of tile or terra-cotta