Spanish Colonial Revival
The Spanish colonial revival style was very popular for gas stations, park structures, and churches during the 1920s and 1930s when the new building material of stucco was fashionable. The Standard Oil company built a chain of this style of gas stations across the U.S. The only commercial example -- a gas station on East Madison and North Barstow -- in Eau Claire was demolished in 1986 for a fast food restaurant! Minneapolis has particularly nice examples of this style, as houses, gas stations, and even Lutheran churches.
Most Spanish Colonial Revival structures have these features:
glazed bricks (in gas stations) .
false tile roofs
Created by Jaime Bechschmidt 9 June 1997