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Fanciful Churrigueresque Buildings
Casa del Prado is a lavish re-invention of Spanish Baroque, or Churrigueresque, architecture.

Casa del Prado in Balboa Park is a lavish re-invention of Spanish Baroque, or Churrigueresque, architecture

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Goodhue (along with fellow architects Carleton M. Winslow, Clarence Stein and Frank P. Allen, Jr.) created extravagant, capricious Churrigueresque towers based on the 17th and 18th century Spanish Baroque architecture. They filled Balboa Park in San Diego with arcades, arches, colonnades, domes, fountains, pergolas, reflecting pools, man-sized Muslim urns and an array of Disneyesque details.

America was dazzled, and Iberian fever spread as trendy architects adapted Spanish ideas to upscale homes and public buildings.

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