Ch 13: California Architectural Structures

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This self-paced chapter can ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of California's architectural structures. Review entertaining lessons and take short quizzes to gain greater insight into these structures as you aim to excel on an upcoming test, project or assignment.

California Architectural Structures - Chapter Summary

Study important architectural structures found in California using this chapter's engaging lessons. Discover or get reacquainted with the history and construction of these bridges and buildings, including the Salk Institute and Golden Gate Bridge, using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Check your knowledge of these structures by taking short quizzes and a practice exam. Any questions that arise while studying the lessons can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Describe the architecture, history and interior of the Gamble House
  • Discuss the demolition and replacement of the 6th Street Bridge
  • Detail the history and construction of the Bixby Bridge and Coronado Bridge
  • Share facts about the history of the Golden Gate Bridge and its designers
  • Explain how the San Francisco Bay Bridge and San Mateo Bridge were constructed
  • Provide details about the architecture and architect of the Salk Institute

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: California Architectural Structures
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Gamble House: Architecture, History & Interior

1. Gamble House: Architecture, History & Interior

California is known for many architectural marvels. One of these is the Gamble House, an arts and crafts style home located in Pasadena. You may have seen it in the first ''Back to the Future'' movie.

6th Street Bridge: Demolition & Replacement

2. 6th Street Bridge: Demolition & Replacement

The Sixth Street Bridge is an icon of downtown L.A., or at least, it was. In this lesson, we'll find out what happened to the historic structure and see what the city plans to do next.

Bixby Bridge: Construction, History & Facts

3. Bixby Bridge: Construction, History & Facts

The Bixby Bridge is a breathtaking open-spandrel arch bridge along the California coast that many locals call the gateway to Big Sur. In this lesson, we will learn about the bridge's history, construction, and other facts.

Coronado Bridge: History, Construction & Facts

4. Coronado Bridge: History, Construction & Facts

The Coronado Bridge is being recognized as an important landmark in its region. In this lesson, we'll explore the design and history of this structure, and see why the people of the area are so proud of it.

Golden Gate Bridge: History & Facts

5. Golden Gate Bridge: History & Facts

This lesson goes over the fascinating history of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. You'll also learn some very interesting facts about the bridge as well.

San Francisco Bay Bridge: Construction, History & Facts

6. San Francisco Bay Bridge: Construction, History & Facts

The San Francisco Bay Bridge in California is a stunning example of a well-built bridge in the United States. In this lesson, we will learn about its history, construction and many facts.

San Mateo Bridge: Construction & History

7. San Mateo Bridge: Construction & History

The San Mateo Bridge is not one of California's most famous landmarks, but maybe it should be. In this lesson, we'll explore the history and design of this structure and see how it impacted the history of American bridge making.

The Golden Gate Bridge Designers

8. The Golden Gate Bridge Designers

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure, but who built it? In this lesson, we're going to explore the history and figures associated with completing one of the world's favorite bridges.

Salk Institute: Architecture & Architect

9. Salk Institute: Architecture & Architect

The Salk Institute is one of the most lauded architectural structures of the second half of the 20th century. In this lesson, we'll explore this structure and learn about its architect, and see what makes the Salk Institute so inspiring.

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