Utah Arts and Crafts Society
The Utah Arts and Crafts Society celebrates the Arts and Crafts Movement through
lectures, workshops and field trips.
• Facebook- Utah Arts and Crafts Society
• Administer- Arts & Crafts Movement
• Meet September-May
• Mortise & Tenon
Topics• Furniture making• Bungalows• Textiles• Metalcrafts• Blacksmithing with Lightning Forge• Ceramics with Red Kiln Pottery• Bonsai with Bonsai Society• Paper ephemera at U of U Rare Book
Dept.• Calligraphy with Utah Calligraphy Society
Cross stitch motto
Tile house numbers
Rennie Mackintosh alphabet calligraphy
Brass doorbell plate
Mission bbq fork
• Partnered with Utah Heritage Foundation for two historic home tours
• Toured EuroTreasures
• Book sale Gibbs Smith Publisher at The Kings English Bookshop
• Rare book display at Marriott Library
• Trolley Square
Mission Revival Architecture
Simplicity of material & design. Rectilinear design & exposed carpentry
“Revival?” What does it mean?
“Revivalism” in architecture is the use of visual styles that consciously echo the
style of a previous architectural era.
Other examples of “Revivalism” in architecture: Greek, Gothic, Romanesque, Jacobean, Renaissance, Moorish, Tudor,
Spanish Colonial, Pueblo, others.
The Arts and Crafts Movement (roughly 1890-1925) boasted the bungalow as its
preeminent residential architectural form. Designs eventually drew inspiration from
specifically American antecedents, including the California Spanish Missions.
The Mission Revival movement enjoyed its greatest popularity between 1890 and 1915, through numerous residential,
commercial, and institutional structures. Schools and railroad depots, particularly in the Western and Southwestern U.S. used this easily recognizable architectural style.
The California Mission System
The Spanish missions in California comprise a series of religious and military outposts
established by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823 to spread the Christian faith among the local Native Americans. The missions
represented the first major effort by Europeans to colonize the Pacific
Coast region, and gave Spain a valuable toehold in the frontier land.
21 Missions were built in a style reminiscent of Spanish buildings that the priests were familiar with. In North America, however, the structures needed
to be built by unskilled laborers using limited materials like wood, rock, and mud bricks (stucco).
The Mission atSan Luis Rey
San Juan Bautista San Juan Capistrano
San Xavier del Bac- Tucson, AZ. Mission San Antonio de Valero
The Utah Connection
• The historical Escalante & Dominguez Expedition of 1776 was conducted to find an overland route from Santa Fe to the
Missions of California.
• The Expedition went north as far as Vernal then came down Spanish Fork Canyon to
Utah County and into the western Utah desert before returning to Santa Fe.
Escalante party enter Utah County from Spanish Fork Canyon
The only mission in Utah is St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission in Bluff. Built 1946.
Elements of Mission Revival• Curvilinear parapets with mission silhouette, towers, bell towers• Red tile roofs• Minimal decorative elements• Arched niches• Deep window openings without any framing but the sill• Quatrefoil windows (rose windows) and emblems• Wooden plank floors and iron rails• Arched doorways• Enclosed courtyard• Thick arches springing from piers. • Exterior walls coated with white plaster (stucco)• Wide side eaves, shielding the adobe brick walls from rain. • Long exterior arcades or arcaded entry porch• Square pillars or twisted columns
Most Obvious Elements
• Curvilinear parapets with mission silhouette, towers, bell towers
• Arched doorways
• White plaster exterior walls (stucco) with broad unadorned plaster surfaces
• Red clay roof tiles
• Thick arches springing from piers
• A parapet is a low, protective wall. In Mission Revival examples, the parapet has curvilinear lines to imitate the silhouette of a Mission.
O.C. TannerBuilding-OriginallyCity Library
• Southern California homes
• Scotty’s Castle-
• Death Valley
Mission Revival in CaliforniaBeverly Hills Hotel
Los Angeles Union Station
Utah Mission RevivalMaeser School- Provo
Built in 1898; is oldest school building in Provo.
Forest Park Golf Course
Wasatch Springs Plunge (Beck Hot Springs)
on 300 West. Built in 1921 by Cannon and Fetzer.
Wasatch Springs Plunge
Garner Funeral Home
Garner Funeral Home- 11th Avenue
Bogue Building 1904
Rockpick Legend Co.
No Name Saloon in Park City
Mission Bungalow Courts
1995 UMFA Exhibit
Schools- Original Bountiful Jr. High
Utah State Fairpark- Promontory Building
Built in 1902 by Ware and Treganza
Ogden Union Station
Ely, Nevada Train Station
Liliputian HO Models
Los Angeles Union StationHO Model The Real Thing
Sister styles to Mission Revival“Adobe Revival”
Craftsman- Grand Canyon
An ode to Mission Revival
Give me neither Romanesque nor Gothic;
much less Italian Renaissance, and least of all English Colonial —
this is California — give me Mission.• Anonymous, 1924
Julia L. Hogan