Denoting a style of architecture characteristic of the Catholic missions in Spanish America.
- Interest in the Spanish Mission style culminated with the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego.
- Long regarded as the most Asian city outside of the Orient, San Francisco now has two Chinatowns as well as a Little Italy, a Spanish Mission District and a Japanese quarter known as Nihonmachi, one of the great eating towns of the world.
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