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Not all Andalusian-inspired buildings were as exuberant as the previous example; the facade of Pasadena’s La Casa Torre, designed by the noted local architect Everett Phipps Babcock and completed in 1924, shows considerably more restraint.  The deep flaring reveals, here paneled with diagonal wood planking, suggest the massive walls of adobe construction.  The lower-floor window spandrel at foreground is once again decorated by a broad panel of hand-painted ceramic tile, a product made in Southern California as well as Mexico, and widely available during the Twenties.  The curious brackets beneath the small pair of second-floor windows were intended to hold flowerpots, a common Andalusian detail.