California architecture is rich with examples of architectural styles through the decades. Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo in the town of Carmel, built in 1770 is one of the largest and most striking missions built in the style of Spanish colonial. From the California Gold Rush to the crazy Googie style California is a cornucopia of architectural styles from all over the world! Building Blocks is our tribute to these iconic structures. Join us as we look back on our history starting with Googie!