Spanish Colonial or Adobe Architecture of California

1800-1850

Book Description

In California, authentic Spanish colonial houses were built with local materials for comfort and convenience, with both construction and ornamentation traditional of Spanish and New England settlers. This book gives architects, home builders and historians a chance to view photos, sketches, and twenty-six full pages of measured drawings of interior and exterior doorways, paneling, balconies, wrought-iron, and mantels—most from houses that are no longer standing.

About Hannaford, Donald R.

More than eighty years ago, Donald R. Hannaford and Revel Edwards, two young architects, were appalled by the continuing disappearance of the old Spanish colonial buildings in California. They spent four years tracking them down, photographing, sketching, and making measured drawings of them.