From 1915 – 1917 in San Diego, California, the Panama-California Exposition was in full force. During that time, the Spanish Revival architectural style became very popular between 1915 and 1931. Based on the other popular styles of that time (Spanish Baroque, Spanish Colonial, and Moorish Revival), the Spanish Revival architectural style began appearing in more and more homes. This classic style features white stucco walls, red terracotta roof tiles, wooden ceiling beams, wrought iron gates, small porches or balconies, double hung windows, canvas awnings, window grilles, and carved entry doors. Receiving national exposure via architect Bertram Goodhue, this popular outline is most commonly used for residential residences, colleges, commercial properties, and condominiums.
Structurally the buildings that are designed with this particular type of style often feature elements like a rectangular or L-plan type of courtyard, horizontal massing, one-story, interior, or exterior courtyards, and an asymmetrical type of shape with cross-gables and side wings. Most notably in the state of Florida, one of the most famous architects to use this style, Frederick H. Trimble, designed the Farmer’s Bank in Vero Beach. Additionally, this property is credited as being one of the most fully completed early examples of this particular style. Moreover, in the city of St. Cloud, this type of technique became a popular option for both homes and commercial structures.