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Encyclopedia > Mission Revival Style architecture
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The Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement that began in the late 19th Century and drew inspiration from the early Spanish missions in California. The movement enjoyed its greatest popularity between 1890 and 1915, though numerous modern residential, commercial, and institutional structures (particularly schools and railroad depots) display this instantly-recognizable architectural style. The Spanish Missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans, to spread the Christian doctrine among the local Native Americans, but with the added benefit of giving Spain a toehold in the frontier... // Site selection and layout Each frontier station was forced to be self-supporting, as existing means of supply were inadequate to maintain a colony of any size. ... The California Missions are a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Franciscans from 1769 to 1823 for the purpose of spreading the Christian doctrine among the local Native Americans. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Spanish Missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans, to spread the Christian doctrine among the local Native Americans, but with the added benefit of giving Spain a toehold in the frontier... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


All of California's missions shared certain design characteristics, owing both to the limited selection of building materials available to the founding padres and an overall lack of advanced construction experience. Each installation utilized massive walls with broad, unadorned surfaces and limited fenestration, wide, projecting eaves, and low-pitched clay tile roofs. Other features included long, arcaded corridors, piered arches, and curved gables. Exterior walls were coated with plaster (stucco) to shield the adobe bricks beneath from the elements. Quaternary clay in Estonia. ... Mission, or barrel, roof tiles For the towns named Tile, see Tile, Somalia and Tile, Lebanon. ... The Cleveland Arcade in downtown Cleveland (late 1960s) An arcade is a passage or walkway covered over by a succession of arches or vaults supported by columns, or else it is a covered passage fronted by a series of arches. ... Hall is a term often used to refer to several different types of room in a house or a building. ... Isometric view of a typical arch a complete idiot is a curved structure capable of spanning a space while supporting significant weight (e. ... A gable is the portion of a wall between the enclosing lines of a sloping roof. ... // Gypsum plaster Plaster of Paris, or simply plaster, is a type of building material based on calcium sulfate hemihydrate, nominally (CaSO4)2*H2O. It is created by heating gypsum to about 150°C, 2(CaSO4 · 2H2O) → (CaSO4)2 · H2O + 3 H2O (released as steam). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a building material composed of water, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun . ... See also Wikimedia Commons has multimedia related to: Bricks Masonry Brickwork Ceramics Fire brick In role-playing games, a brick is a character whose main useful skill is being able to take a great deal of damage (usually physical damage) and act as a shield for weaker allies. ...


Each of these elements are replicated, to varying degrees, in Mission Revival buildings. Modern construction materials and building practices render these characteristics largely cosmetic, however.

A view looking down an exterior corridor at Mission San Fernando Rey de España, a common architectural feature of the Spanish Missions that is often emulated in Mission Revival Style architecture.
A view looking down an exterior corridor at Mission San Fernando Rey de España, a common architectural feature of the Spanish Missions that is often emulated in Mission Revival Style architecture.
Plymouth Rock was a state of mind.
So were the California Missions.
Charles Fletcher Lummis
The Spanish Pioneers, 1929
Give me neither Romanesque nor Gothic;
much less Italian Renaissance,
and least of all English Colonial--
this is California--give me Mission.
Anonymous
The former passenger depot of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in San Juan Capistrano, California, built in 1894, is an early example of the Mission Revival Style.
The former passenger depot of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in San Juan Capistrano, California, built in 1894, is an early example of the Mission Revival Style.


Download high resolution version (1524x2032, 364 KB)Exterior Corridor at Mission San Fernando Rey de España. ... Download high resolution version (1524x2032, 364 KB)Exterior Corridor at Mission San Fernando Rey de España. ... A view looking down an exterior corridor at Mission San Fernando Rey de España, a common architectural feature of the Spanish Missions. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2580x1720, 1709 KB)The former Santa Fe Railway Depot in San Juan Capistrano. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2580x1720, 1709 KB)The former Santa Fe Railway Depot in San Juan Capistrano. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... Location of San Juan Capistrano within Orange County, California. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


A list of structures designed in the Mission Revival Style

San Diego's Union Station in 1919. The complex was constructed in the Mission Revival Style by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway four years prior in preparation for the Panama-California Exposition. The depot is located just 9 miles from Mission San Diego de Alcalá and is still in use today.
San Diego's Union Station in 1919. The complex was constructed in the Mission Revival Style by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway four years prior in preparation for the Panama-California Exposition. The depot is located just 9 miles from Mission San Diego de Alcalá and is still in use today.


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References

  • Gustafson, Lee and Phil Serpico (1999). Santa Fe Coast Lines Depots: Los Angeles Division, Acanthus Press, Palmdale, CA. ISBN 0-88418-003-4.
  • Jones, R. (1991). The History of Villa Rockledge, American National Research Institute, Laguna Beach, CA.
  • Weitze, K. (1984). California's Mission Revival, Hennessy & Ingalls, Inc., Los Angeles, CA. ISBN 0-912-158-89-1.

See also


Template:Arch-stub The River Terrace Apartments in Santa Clara, California represent a modern interpretation of the Mediterranean Revival Style. ... The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was an architectural movement that came about in the early 20th century after the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona. ...


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Mission Revival Style architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
The Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement that began in the late 19th Century and drew inspiration from the early Spanish missions in California.
The former passenger depot of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in San Juan Capistrano, California, built in 1894, is an early example of the Mission Revival Style.
The complex was constructed in the Mission Revival Style by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway four years prior in preparation for the Panama-California Exposition.
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