The Spanish mission style of architecture originated in the south-west of the United States and was popular in other countries with a similar warm climate. Design elements include smooth cream-coloured walls, tiled parapets and roofs, and wrought-iron balconies. The Hawke’s Bay Opera House, built in 1915, is an early example of this style, which is common in Hastings.
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