The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1975, Volume 21, Number 3
James E. Moss, Editor

Book Notes

David J. Weber, Book Review Editor

Arizona Ranch Houses. Southern Territorial Styles, 1867-1900. By Janet Ann Stewart. Edited by John Bret Harte. Tucson: Arizona Historical Society, 1974. Bibliography. Illustrations. Map. Notes. 121 pages. $12.50 hardbound. $7.50 softbound.

In a clearly written and handsomely illustrated text, complete with line drawings, Janet Ann Stewart examines the evolution of the distinctive regional architecture of southern Arizona ranch houses. Stewart analyses the cultural and geographical forces that shaped building styles, focusing her study on seven ranch houses. One of those houses is Pete Kitchen’s famous fortress-like adobe near Nogales. The same influences which affected southern Arizona ranch architecture were also present in southern California where similar styles evolved.