Amazing Architecture

George Washington may not have slept in these places, but history still abounds in abodes around the West.

exterior of Winchester Mystery House and garden in San Jose California, image

A view of Winchester Mystery House from the southeast takes in the surrounding gardens.

The West is studded with buildings that reveal its colorful history, from the arrival of the early Spaniards up through the 20th century. Journey back in time to the missions of Father Junípero Serra, historic hotels from the 1800s, mansions for railroad barons, and wonders designed by the likes of Julia Morgan and Frank Lloyd Wright.

California’s 21 Missions Adobe treasures from San Diego to Sonoma

Ten Historic Hotels Members’ favorite sleeps with an old-time feel

15 Grand Mansions From flashy Heart Castle to the refined Gamble House

Top Historic Hotels Five swanky, majestic must-stays

Frank Lloyd Wright Classics Masterpieces by a visionary

Photography courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, 571113/Wikipedia

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