Spanish-influenced architecture is one of the great Latinx contributions to American culture, with millions of examples from California to Florida, built by tens of millions of people, over the last four hundred years.
This presentation focuses on how the Spanish/Hispanic/Latinx architectural design vocabulary evolved over a thousand years and four continents, and how it has been employed here in Pasadena. It examines numerous local examples, including the San Gabriel Mission, the Castle Green, the Caltech campus, the Civic Center, the 1920's Spanish Colonial Revival houses built by George Washington Smith, Wallace Neff, and many others, along with more recent Hispanic inflected projects such as the Del Mar Station.
Presented by Dave Nufer, program developer and docent with Pasadena Heritage and the Los Angeles Conservancy. Dave has previously given talks at the library on the architecture, history, and cultural contributions of other Pasadena ethnic communities: “200 Years of Black History in Pasadena and Los Angeles”, and “The Asian Roots of Pasadena’s Arts and Crafts Architecture”.
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