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Mission 1887-1920

  • Rectangular form with low profile
  • Arched (semi-circular or segmental) and tiled roofs with string course at impost
  • Low-pitched roofs which are hipped or stopped along the raking eaves with shaped gables having curvilinear outline or parapets
  • Walls smooth plaster
  • Balconies, towers or turrets capped by domes or pyramidal tiled roofs
  • No sculptural ornament