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Helena has lovely examples of Moorish style architecture


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The final segment of Spanish style architecture is called the Moorish style. It originates not in Spain, but in the Northern African and Arabic countries Spain used to control many centuries ago. The style was quite popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as awareness of the Islamic culture was beginning to grow among Americans. This style of architecture has several elements that stand out, such as horseshoe windows and doorways, pointed arches, minaret towers, onion domes, and glazed tiles in many bright colors. Helena has a number of structures in the Moorish style, among them th...

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