El Cordova Apartments (Rose Towers)

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1728 E. 3rd St. (1928)

Architect: George D. Riddle

Builder: Monarch Construction

An outstanding example of Spanish Colonial Revival courtyard apartments. It resembles a village in Southern Spain, with landscaping and a tiled fountain as the focal accent. A similar design was used for the Barcelona Apartments at 1906 E. 1st St., but more alterations appear in this complex than in the El Cordova. The new name of Rose Towers accompanied the conversion to own-your-owns in 1955.