Mediterranean Revival (1890-1940)

National Register #76000479: Colusa Union High School in Colusa, California Union High School in Colusa
Built 1926
Photographed 19 February 2011
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The Mediterranean Revival style was especially popular in coastal California and Florida. Inspired by European palaces and seaside villas, the style incorporated elements of Spanish Renaissance, Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance, and Venetian Gothic architecture.

Characteristics of the Mediterranean Revival style are:

  • rectangular floor plan
  • massive, symmetrical façade
  • stuccoed walls
  • red tile roofs
  • windows in the shape of arches or circles
  • one or two stories
  • wood or wrought iron balconies with window grilles
  • articulated door surrounds
  • simple or dramatic ornamentation
  • lush landscaping


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