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Architecture in California, USA

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Team Disney Building by Michael Graves

The Team Disney Building in Burbank, California by Michael Graves

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Monterey style Old Customhouse 1841 by Larkin, Monterey, CA

Monterey style Old Customhouse 1841 by Larkin, Monterey, CA

Monterey Customhouse by Kristen (Krimp) Fuentes (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Inside stairway at Gehry's Disney Concert Hall, curved form, red pattered carpeting, white walls

Inside Disney Hall by Frank Gehry

Photo ©Heather Harvey, smilygrl on flickr.com, CC BY-SA 2.0

A Guide for Travelers to California

California and the long Pacific coast of the United States is a territory of changing landscapes and wild diversity in architectural styles. In these links and resources you will find simple adobe homes of early Spanish colonists, glitzy homes of Hollywood movie stars, groundbreaking modernist architecture, playful amusement park buildings, wacky googie structures, and many other interesting and unusual building types.

Must-See Buildings in California:

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Architectural Styles in California:

Important Themes in California:

Historical Background:

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Plan Your Trip to California:

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