The Spanish Colonial Hearths

March 2004
American Houses: A Field Guild to the Architecture of the Home;2004, p197
The article presents information on how the Spanish settlement along the Gulf coast and other regions influenced the architectural designs in the U.S. during 16th-19th century. The Spanish contingent proceeded to build fortifications to use as a base camp for their operations against the French. Mission architecture varied regionally according to the ideas of individual padres and the availability of skilled labor. Traditional adobe brick building techniques were extensively used.


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