One of the areas of emphasis in the revitalization of Downtown Banning
is the improvement of the appearance of its buildings. To achieve this
goal, three architectural styles are emphasized for use in new
construction or major renovation. Each of these is described and
illustrated below and discussed in more detail in Banning's Commercial Corridor Design Standards.
California Mission Architectural Style
The California Mission architectural style contains strong massing,
colonnades, arches, white plaster, pitched mudded tiled roofs, wrought
iron, exposed ridge rafters, and recessed windows. Towers are often
used as focal points of the architecture.
Ranch Adobe Architectural Style
The Ranch Adobe architectural style is characterized by strong massing, simple shapes, bent roof lines, white plaster, mudded tiled roofs and wrought iron.
Craftsman Architectural Style
The Craftsman architectural style maintains low pitched roofs, large
eaves, stone wainscot, exposed timber, porches, wood siding, jewel tone
colors, tapered columns and double columns.