Florida /ˈflɒrᵻdə/ is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U. S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States, the Miami metropolitan area is Floridas most populous urban area. The city of Tallahassee is the state capital, much of the state is at or near sea level and is characterized by sedimentary soil. The climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south, the American alligator, American crocodile, Florida panther, and manatee can be found in the Everglades National Park. It was a location of the Seminole Wars against the Native Americans. Today, Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, the states economy relies mainly on tourism and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century.
Florida is renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, the Kennedy Space Center, Florida has attracted many writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and continues to attract celebrities and athletes. It is internationally known for golf, auto racing, by the 16th century, the earliest time for which there is a historical record, major Native American groups included the Apalachee, the Timucua, the Ais, the Tocobaga, the Calusa and the Tequesta. Florida was the first part of the continental United States to be visited and settled by Europeans, the earliest known European explorers came with the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León. Ponce de León spotted and landed on the peninsula on April 2,1513 and he named the region La Florida. The story that he was searching for the Fountain of Youth is a myth, in May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto skirted the coast of Florida, searching for a deep harbor to land. He described seeing a wall of red mangroves spread mile after mile, some reaching as high as 70 feet.
Very soon, many smokes appeared along the whole coast, billowing against the sky, the Spanish introduced Christianity, horses, the Spanish language, and more to Florida. Both the Spanish and French established settlements in Florida, with varying degrees of success, in 1559, Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano established a settlement at present-day Pensacola, making it the first attempted settlement in Florida, but it was abandoned by 1561. Spain maintained tenuous control over the region by converting the tribes to Christianity. The area of Spanish Florida diminished with the establishment of English settlements to the north, the English attacked St. Augustine, burning the city and its cathedral to the ground several times. Florida attracted numerous Africans and African-Americans from adjacent British colonies who sought freedom from slavery, in 1738, Governor Manuel de Montiano established Fort Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose near St
Mission Revival architecture
It evolved into and was subsumed by the more articulated Spanish Colonial Revival Style, established in 1915 at the Panama–California Exposition. All of the 21 Franciscan Alta California missions, including their chapels and support structures and these commonalities arose because the Franciscan missionaries all came from the same places of previous service in Spain and colonial Mexico City in New Spain. The New Spain religious buildings the founding Franciscan saw and emulated were of the Spanish Colonial style, the limited availability and variety of building materials besides adobe near mission sites or imported to Alta California limited design options. Finally, the missionaries and their indigenous Californian workforce had minimal construction skills, exterior walls were coated with white plaster, which with wide side eaves shielded the adobe brick walls from rain. Revival These architectural elements were replicated, in varying degrees, the Spanish Mission Style and its associated Spanish Colonial Revival Style became internationally influential.
Examples can be found throughout Australia and New Zealand where the California Bungalow style was prevalent, in Central and South America its influence is less discernible as the Spanish Colonial Style had, in effect not been departed from, so it is arguable that there wasnt a revival. The Mission Inn in Southern California is one of the largest extant Mission Revival Style buildings in the United States, located in Riverside, it has been restored, with tours of the styles expression. Other structures designed in the Mission Revival Style include, The Hotel Castañeda, ponce De Leon Hotel in St. Four Roses Distillery, in Lawrenceburg, francis Lederer estate and residence, in West Hills, Los Angeles, completed 1936 Iao Theater, in Wailuku, Maui—Hawaii, built in 1928. Kelso Depot, in Mojave Desert—Mojave National Preserve, completed in 1923 for Union Pacific Railroad, Lederer Stables—Canoga Mission Gallery, in West Hills, Los Angeles, completed in 1936 Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Building, Julia Morgan, Downtown Los Angeles,1915.
Texas A&M University–Kingsville, in Kingsville, founded in 1925 with new construction reflecting the Mission Revival style, Union Station, in San Diego, completed in 1915. Valdosta State Universitys Main Campus in Valdosta, Georgia Villa Rockledge, in Laguna Beach, completed in 1935 Louis P. best Residence and Auto House, Clausen & Clausen, Iowa, constructed 1909–1910. Several buildings at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, santa Fe Coast Lines Depots, Los Angeles Division. Laguna Beach, CA, American National Research Institute, Karen J. Californias Mission Revival. Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, CA
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade County Public Schools is a public school district serving Miami-Dade County, in the U. S. state of Florida. The district is managed by the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Alberto Carvalho has been Superintendent since September 12,2008. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is one of a few school districts in the United States to offer optional international studies programs. Bilingual education is offered in Spanish, German, Haitian Creole, m-DCPS is the only school district in Florida to offer bilingual education in Mandarin. 35% of MDCPS teachers are graduates of Florida International University, the School Board of Miami-Dade County first met in Miami, June 27,1885. Those present at the first Board of Education meeting were Superintendent C. H, and members of the Board, W. H. Benest, Joseph F. Frow, and Adam C. The main order of business consisted of dividing the district, which at the time spanned from current day Florida Keys to Martin County and members divided Dade County into four districts.
Lake Worth was declared District #1, while Miami became known as District #2, Coconut Grove fell within the boundaries of District #3, with Elliotts Key, and all other islands or keys comprising District #4. The First Coconut Grove School, erected in 1887, served as both the religious and educational center of the pioneer community, in 1889, the building was rented to the School Board for the purpose of servicing children in District #3. The first teachers at the First Coconut Grove Schoolhouse included Mrs. C. L, the first students in attendance included Annie and Harry Peacock, James and Mary Pent, and Lillian, Grace and Joseph Frow. The First Coconut Grove Schoolhouse is a one-story, one-room, rectangular structure, built with a frame. In 1970, the schoolhouse was moved from its location to its current home on the grounds of the Plymouth Congregational Church, at 3429 Devon Road, Coconut Grove. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the turn of the 20th century launched Miami and its school system into decades of growth.
By 1924, the county lines had shifted with the creation of Broward, Palm Beach, despite losing jurisdiction over many of its schools in just twenty years, the school system still boasted thirty-three separate schools and a student population of nearly 5,000. Following the 1926 Miami hurricane, many schools were destroyed, the hurricane ended the 1920s land boom in Miami, and ushered in the Great Depression to the area long before the actual market crash of 1929. The crash forced many schools not destroyed by the hurricane to be closed. Beginning in 1930 the school board faced its first overcrowding and funding problems, in 1928, Miami Senior High, the districts first secondary school, moved into its fifth and current location. The building cost over $1 million to construct, in 1926, the original Booker T. Washington Senior High School building opened in what is now the Overtown district
Spanish Colonial architecture
These two visible aspects of the city are connected and complementary. The 16th century Laws of the Indies included provisions for the layout of new settlements in the Americas. The new churches and mission stations, for example, aimed for maximum effect in terms of their imposition and domination of the buildings or countryside. In order for that to be achievable, they had to be strategically located - at the center of a square or at a higher point in the landscape. The Spanish Colonial style of architecture dominated in the early Spanish colonies of North and South America and it is sometimes marked by the contrast between the simple, solid construction demanded by the new environment and the Baroque ornamentation exported from Spain. Mexico, as the center of New Spain - and the richest province of Spains colonial empire - has some of the most renowned buildings built in this style. With twenty-nine sites, Mexico has more sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list than any country in the Americas.
Some of the most famous cities in Mexico built in the Colonial style are Puebla, Querétaro, the historic center of Mexico City is a mixture of architectural styles from the 16th century to the present. The Metropolitan Cathedral – built from 1563 to 1813 in a variety of including the Renaissance, Baroque. The rich interior is mostly Baroque, during the late 17th century to 1750, one of Mexicos most popular architectural styles was Mexican Churrigueresque. These buildings were built in an ultra-Baroque, fantastically extravagant and visually frenetic style, Antigua Guatemala in Guatemala is known for its well preserved Spanish colonial style architecture. The city of Antigua is famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches dating from the 16th century. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ciudad Colonial of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, founded in 1498, is the oldest city in the New World and a prime example of this architectural style.
San Juan was founded by the Spaniards in 1521, where Spanish colonial architecture can be found like the Historic Hotel El Convento, Old San Juan with its walled city and buildings are very good examples, and in excellent condition. According to UNESCO, Ecuador has the largest, best-preserved and it was the first city that was inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with Kraków, Poland in 1978. The historic district of city is the sole largest and best preserved area of Spanish Colonial architecture in the world. The idea of laying out a city in a pattern is not unique to the Spanish. In fact, it never started out with the Spanish colonizers and it has been traced back to some ancient civilizations especially the ancient cities of the Aztec and Maya, and Ancient Greeks
Davie is a town in Broward County, United States. The towns population was 91,992 at the 2010 census and it is the most populous municipality labelled as a town in Florida, and the third most populous such community in the United States, trailing only Gilbert and Cary, North Carolina. Davie is a city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. Davie was founded by Tamara Toussaint and Jake Tannebaum, the original name of the town was Zona. In 1909, R. P. Davie assisted Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward by draining the swamplands, robert Parsell Davie, a developer, bought about 27,000 acres in the area. He built a school in Zona, in 1916, the people of the town were so grateful they renamed the town after him. It was carved out of Everglades land that was mostly underwater, Davie has always had a reputation as a Western town, with many earlier buildings having Wild West architecture. It boasts a significant horse-owning population and once was home to herds of cattle.
In recent years and residential development has discouraged such practices, pioneer City, a western theme park, was located across the street from Flamingo Gardens. It was built in the 1960s and closed a few years later, the Davie School, designed in 1917 by August Geiger, one of South Floridas most prominent early architects, opened its doors in 1918 with about 90 students. The Davie School was the first permanent school in the Everglades and is now Broward Countys oldest existing school building, the building was in continuous use as a school until 1980. The Davie School Foundation was established in 1984 to protect and restore the Davie School to the integrity of its earlier appearance, in the early 2000s two other historic buildings from the surrounding neighborhood were moved to the property adjoining the Old Davie School. The Viele House, built beginning in 1912, is the oldest residential structure remaining in Davie and is an excellent example of vernacular architecture and it survived the hurricane of 1926 and the floods of 1947.
It was continuously occupied by members of the Viele family until being moved to the Old Davie School property, the Viele House was sealed to accommodate a modern air conditioning system, as part of the permanent preservation plan. One of the most important features of the structure was the non-electric air conditioned design of the home. Specifically, warm air was drawn up and out through the opening in the top of the attic, the natural air flow kept the home relatively comfortable, even in the hot south Florida, climate. Also, as with most of the old Davie homes, the Viele House was elevated on pillars, in 2004 the former home of Colonel Charles A. & Katherine M. Walsh and the Bud & Betty Osterhoudt family was moved to the site. In the 1970s Davie had the reputation of not being hospitable to Jews, Davie was rumored to be the seat of the Ku Klux Klan in South Florida, a cross was burned on the front lawn of a new Jewish family in 1977
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U. S. state of Florida, between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is primarily a Miami suburb and an agricultural area. It is a city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami and it is located approximately 35 miles southwest of Miami, and 25 miles northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built, the population was 60,512 at the 2010 census. Homestead and neighboring South Miami-Dade County communities bore the brunt of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew on August 24,1992, the city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Floridas Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U. S.1. Homestead is immediately north and east of Florida City, and these two cities comprise the greater Homestead-Florida City area, some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City and Princeton.
Its race track is the finale of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as well as the two minor championships of NASCAR. Homestead is located at 25°28′16″N 80°28′5″W, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.4 square miles. 14.3 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. At its greatest north-south points – along SW 137th Avenue – its city limits extend only 4 miles – from SW 288th Street at the end to SW 352nd Street at the south end. At its greatest east-west points – along SW 328th Street – its city limits extend 6 miles – from SW 132nd Avenue at the east end to SW 192nd Avenue at the west end. It is at this point at the end that Homestead. A noteworthy tourist attraction within Leisure City is Coral Castle, built by a lover, Edward Leedskalnin. The Fruit and Spice Park is of interest, Homestead experiences a tropical monsoon climate that borders on a tropical savanna climate. Summers are hot and humid and high temperatures average between 88° and 92 °F, winters are mild, but average cooler than nearby coastal areas.
The all-time record high temperature is 100 °F, on 21 July 1942, lows in summer average between 70° and 75 °F, with low temperatures in all times of year averaging 5–15 degrees cooler than coastal Miami, mainly because of its inland and rural location. In winter, the area sees cold fronts bring cold weather for short periods from November to March, the lowest temperature ever recorded is 26 °F, on 13 December 1934, which was recorded at Homestead Air Force Base, some 10 miles east of the town
Miami Women's Club
The Miami Womens Club is a historic site in Miami, Florida. It is located at 1737 North Bayshore Drive, on December 27,1974, it was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places. The organization has faced problems in restoring its historic headquarters, the Miami Woman’s Club organizes and participates in a variety of civic and community service activities in the Miami area. It played a role in establishing public libraries in Miami. The club formed in 1900 when a group of women began meeting weekly to socialize and they drew up an official constitution in September of that year, as the Married Ladies’ Afternoon Club. In 1902, club members voted to emphasize the nature of the club. The club grew to 80 members by 1903, when it joined the State Federation of Woman’s Clubs, in 1906, the club changed its name to the Miami Woman’s Club. Club membership continued to grow, and by 1916, the Miami Woman’s Club was the largest woman’s club in the state, in 1923, the Miami Woman’s Club opened a children’s library, and sold the building at Royal Palm Park.
The club purchased a site for its new facilities at Bay Shore Drive and NE 17th Terrace, and selected August Geiger as the architect for the building, the building was named the Flagler Memorial Library and Woman’s Club, and is still used by the club. In 1924, the City of Miami began paying the expenses for the library. The club’s Library Committee continued to serve in an advisory capacity, with a mission of supporting education and community stewardship, the Miami Woman’s Club participates in numerous civic and community service activities. Miami Womans Club, Lon Worth, History of the Miami Womans Club, 1900-1955, Fla. OCLC1593952 CS1 maint, Multiple names, authors list Miami Womans Club, The Miami Womans Club Cook Book, Personal Recipes from the Kitchen Notebooks of Its Members, the Club, OCLC8546051 Gmeinder, Charles L. PALMM, Miami. Commission, Miami Womans Club, OCLC54890550 Miami Womans Club, City of Miami historic preservation program. City of Miami historic preservation program, Dade County listings at National Register of Historic Places Floridas Office of Cultural and Historical Programs Dade County listings Miami Womens Club
Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, United States. It was incorporated on March 26,1915, the municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami, as of the 2010 census, Miami Beach had a total population of 87,779. It has been one of Americas pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century, in 1979, Miami Beachs Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North.
The movement to preserve the Art Deco Districts architectural heritage was led by interior designer Barbara Capitman. Miami Beach is governed by a mayor and six commissioners. Although the mayor runs commission meetings, the mayor and all commissioners have equal voting power and are elected by popular election. The mayor serves for terms of two years with a limit of three terms and commissioners serve for terms of four years and are limited to two terms. Commissioners are voted for citywide and every two years three commission seats are voted upon, a city manager is responsible for administering governmental operations. An appointed city manager is responsible for administration of the city, the City Clerk and the City Attorney are appointed officials. In 1870, a father and son and Charles Lum, the first structure to be built on this uninhabited oceanfront was the Biscayne House of Refuge, constructed in 1876 by the United States Life-Saving Service at approximately 72nd Street. Its purpose was to provide food, and a return to civilization for people who were shipwrecked, Collins family members saw the potential in developing the beach as a resort.
This effort got underway in the years of the 20th century by the Collins/Pancoast family, the Lummus brothers. Until then, the beach here was only the destination for day-trips by ferry from Miami, there were bath houses and food stands, but no hotel until Browns Hotel was built in 1915. Much of the land mass at that time was a tangled jungle of mangroves. Clearing it, deepening the channels and water bodies, and eliminating native growth almost everywhere in favor of landfill for development, was expensive
Fire Station No. 2 (Miami, Florida)
The Fire Station No.2 is a historic fire station in Miami, Florida. It is located at 1401 North Miami Avenue, on January 4,1989, it was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places. A proposal for it to be designated as a City of Miami historic site was prepared by the historic preservation program. The building is now owned by a community redevelopment agency called the Omni CRA, ownership was transferred from the Miami. In late 2011, the Omni CRA launched a US$2M renovation in order to refurbish the building, the nearby Omni Center was purchased in October 2011 by the Genting Group in an effort to establish a Las Vegas-style gambling operation. The vacant Fire Station No.2 was constructed in 1926 by architect August C, the tenth registered architect in the Florida. The Groundbreaking Ceremony for Firehouse #2 will take place on Monday and it will be held on-site at 1401 N. Miami Ave in Miami, FL. Dade County listings at National Register of Historic Places Floridas Office of Cultural and Historical Programs Dade County listings Fire Station No.2
An architect is someone who plans and reviews the construction of buildings. Etymologically, architect derives from the Latin architectus, which derives from the Greek, practical and academic requirements for becoming an architect vary by jurisdiction. The terms architect and architecture are used in the disciplines of landscape architecture, naval architecture. In most jurisdictions, the professional and commercial uses of the terms architect, throughout ancient and medieval history, most architectural design and construction was carried out by artisans—such as stone masons and carpenters, rising to the role of master builder. Until modern times, there was no distinction between architect and engineer. In Europe, the architect and engineer were primarily geographical variations that referred to the same person. It is suggested that various developments in technology and mathematics allowed the development of the gentleman architect. Paper was not used in Europe for drawing until the 15th century, pencils were used more often for drawing by 1600.
The availability of both allowed pre-construction drawings to be made by professionals, until the 18th-century, buildings continued to be designed and set out by craftsmen with the exception of high-status projects. In most developed countries, only qualified people with appropriate license, certification, or registration with a relevant body, such licensure usually requires an accredited university degree, successful completion of exams, and a training period. To practice architecture implies the ability to independently of supervision. In many places, non-licensed individuals may perform design services outside the professional restrictions, such design houses, in the architectural profession and environmental knowledge and construction management, and an understanding of business are as important as design. However, design is the force throughout the project and beyond. An architect accepts a commission from a client, the commission might involve preparing feasibility reports, building audits, the design of a building or of several buildings and the spaces among them.
The architect participates in developing the requirements the client wants in the building, throughout the project, the architect co-ordinates a design team. Structural and electrical engineers and other specialists, are hired by the client or the architect, the architect hired by a client is responsible for creating a design concept that meets the requirements of that client and provides a facility suitable to the required use. In that, the architect must meet with and question the client to ascertain all the requirements, often the full brief is not entirely clear at the beginning, entailing a degree of risk in the design undertaking. The architect may make proposals to the client which may rework the terms of the brief
Palm Beach, Florida
The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County, United States. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the cities of West Palm Beach. In 2000, Palm Beach had a population of 10,468. Prior to Flagler, Palm Beach was sparsely populated, and was a part of Lake Worth, Palm Beach was established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, who made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway. The nucleus of the community was established by Flaglers two luxury hotels, the Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel. West Palm Beach was built across Lake Worth as a town and has become a major city in its own right. The town was incorporated on 17 April 1911, an area known as the Styx housed many of the servants, most of whom were black. The workers rented their houses from the landowners. In the early 1900s the landowners agreed to all of the residents of the Styx. The houses were razed, according to the Palm Beach Daily News, the coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is not native to Florida.
Its presence in Palm Beach is due to the shipwreck of the Spanish ship Providencia in 1878 and it was traveling from Havana to Cádiz, Spain with a cargo of coconuts. Since the shipwreck was near the shore, the coconuts were salvaged, a lush grove of palm trees soon grew on what was named Palm Beach. Palm Beach is the easternmost town in Florida, located on a 16-mile long barrier island, according to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.4 square miles. 3.9 square miles of it is land and 6.5 square miles of it is water, the total area is 62. 45% water. Palm Beach has a tropical rainforest climate and this is a Köppen climate classification of Af where it is tropical and there is no dry season. It is wetter in the summer, from May to October, when convective thunderstorms and tropical downpours are common, average high temperatures in Palm Beach are 86 to 90 °F with lows of 70 to 75 °F. During this period, more than half of the days bring occasional afternoon thunderstorms. The winter brings drier and much less humid weather, average high temperatures of 75 to 82 °F and lows of 57 to 66 °F
Spanish Colonial Revival architecture
The Panama-California Exposition of 1915 in San Diego, highlighting the work of architect Bertram Goodhue, is credited with giving the style national exposure. Embraced principally in California and Florida, the Spanish Colonial Revival movement enjoyed its greatest popularity between 1915 and 1931, the antecedents of the Spanish Colonial Revival Style can be traced to the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. The possibilities of the Spanish Colonial Revival Style were brought to the attention of architects attending late 19th and they integrated porticoes and colonnades influenced by Beaux Arts classicism as well. By the early years of the 1910s, architects in Florida had begun to work in a Spanish Colonial Revival style, Frederick H. Trimbles Farmers Bank in Vero Beach, completed in 1914, is a fully mature early example of the style. The city of St. Cloud, espoused the style both for homes and commercial structures and has a collection of subtle stucco buildings reminiscent of colonial Mexico.
Many of these were designed by architectural partners Ida Annah Ryan, the major location of design and construction in the Spanish Colonial Revival style was California, especially in the coastal cities. In 1915 the San Diego Panama-California Exposition, with architects Bertram Goodhue and Carleton Winslow Sr. popularized the style in the state and it is best exemplified in the California Quadrangle, built as the grand entrance to that Exposition. In the early 1920s, architect Lilian Jeannette Rice designed the style in the development of the town of Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, the city of Santa Barbara adopted the style to give it a unified Spanish character after widespread destruction in the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. Its County Courthouse is an example of the style. Real estate developer Ole Hanson favored the Spanish Colonial Revival style in his founding and development of San Clemente, the Pasadena City Hall, as well as the Sonoma and Beverly Hills City Halls are other notable civic examples in California.
Between 1922 and 1931, architect Robert H. Spurgeon constructed 32 Spanish colonial revival houses in Riverside California, many houses of this style can still be seen in the Colonia Nápoles, Condesa and Lomas de Chapultepec areas of Mexico City. By the time the United States liberated the Philippines from the Spaniards, American architects further developed this style in the Philippines, given the Philippines Spanish heritage, but at the same time modernizing the buildings with American amenities. The best example of the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and California mission style is the famed Manila Hotel designed by William E. Parsons and built in 1909. Other examples exist throughout the country such as Gota de Leche, Paco Market, the majority of these buildings though were lost through earthquakes and most especially during World War II when the Americans bombed Manila to counter the Japanese. Mediterranean style became popular in places like Sydney suburbs Manly and Bondi in the 1920s and 1930s.
One variant, known as Spanish Mission or Hollywood Spanish, became popular as Australians saw films of, Spanish mission houses began to appear in the wealthier suburbs, the most famous being Boomerang, at Elizabeth Bay. The Plaza Theatre in Sydney is a cinema in the style. In the 1930s, numerous houses in Spanish Revival style were built in Shanghai, although Shanghai was not culturally linked to the Spanish-speaking world, these buildings were probably inspired by Hollywood movies, which were highly influential in the city at the time