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Very likely one of the last major public works carried out in the first-generation Spanish Revival style, the civic center at Huntington Park, a suburb of Los Angeles, represents the final distillation of the once-rich Spanish Revival vocabulary.  Designed by architect Hugh R. Davies, the structure was in the planning stages when work was halted in 1939 by the looming prospect of European war.  Construction began only in 1947, and the latter phases were not completed until 1951, some twenty years after the style’s heyday.  The building is carried out in a highly simplified Spanish Revival idiom, with its overall proportions broadened and its wall surfaces almost literally scraped clean.  The Spanish Revival vocabulary had finally been reduced to its emblematic essence: stucco, arch, barrel tile.  It would survive in this impoverished form until its second-generation renaissance three decades later.