Territorial Revival architecture

Territorial Revival architecture

territorial revival Style of design and interior decoration popular within New Mexico, and seen throughout the American Southwest. It took its name from the building styles during the Mexican and American territorial periods. The Territorial Revival style, popular since around 1930, is characterized by simple textures, usually brick or adobe, and the appearance of Gothic or Greek-style trimmings. The revival style reached popularity in 1934 when Santa Fe adopted it and the Pueblo Revival architecture as the “Santa Fe type of architecture”. They began to incorporate the style during a redesign of the capitol, and now, most building near downtown Santa Fe use this style of architecture. Across the state are looser interpretations of the style. Blends of the architectural style with Pueblo Revival architecture, is common in office buildings and strip malls statewide.

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