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The MetroABQ's Spruce Park: Historic Arches

Historic Arches

An unexpected theme running through the Spruce Park Centennial Historic Home Tour seemed to be all the arched windows & doorways & portals present in almost every house. Inside & outside the homes, the arched openings took many forms. Above are two images from the Benton House (1926). From the brochure, the top image shows arches between, "the spiraling columns, sometimes called Solomonic columns, dividing the front triple window." The image just above shows the unique (Moorish?) entry door shape & arched door/way.Below is a beveled open arch between front sitting room of the adobe-built Curnow House (1923), also on the tour.

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