1910s-1930s

Spanish Colonial

1-2 stories

Spanish or Mediterranean house styles were built in the early part of the 20th century when Revival styles were popular.  
A new building material, stucco, was particularly well suited for Spanish architecture and the closely related Mission and Pueblo styles of the Southwest and West.  
Eau Claire has several particularly good examples of Spanish Revival at State Street, Garfield Ave., and on Park Place. 

What is architecturally distinctive about this house?

Most Spanish Colonial houses have these features:
1-2 stories
Spanish clay tile roofs with low pitch
plain white stucco walls
often with arched openings with wooden beams

Created by Brandy Reilly, 6 June 1997; last revised on 5 June 2002.