Victorian house

Victorian house

A Victorian house is a term generally used to describe a house built during the Victorian era (1840-1904), a time of rapid industrialization in Europe and North America which brought sprung new innovations in architecture and design.

Victorian house styles include Second Empire, Queen Anne, Stick (and Eastlake Stick), Shingle-style, Richardsonian Romanesque, and others. [ [] ]


Although the general public often incorrectly refers to a Victorian era house as a Victorian "style" house, Victorian era refers to a time period and not to a style. Although architectural historians generally agree that there are about eight primary architectural styles prominent in the United States and Canada during the Victorian era, Victorian-era residential architecture in the United States and Canada was a procession of styles borrowed from every country and every era in history. Fact|date=August 2008


Victorian-era homes can be one, two, or three stories high, with the homes in Eastern US cities tending to be three stories and homes in Western US cities more typically two-story homes or one-story cottages. In some regions regions of the country, but is not representative of a typical Victorian era-home in all regions.


Multi-colored Victorian era houses in San Francisco are known as Painted Ladies.

ee also

*Victorian architecture
*List of house styles
*Second Empire
*Queen Anne Style architecture
*Richardsonian Romanesque
*Wesleyan Grove


Further reading

* cite book
last = Larsen
first = Michael
authorlink = Michael Larsen
coauthors = Elizabeth Pomada, Photographs by Douglas Keister
title = Daughters of Painted Ladies: America's Resplendent Victorians
year = 1987
publisher = E. P. Dutton
location = New York
isbn = 0-525-48337-3

External links

* [ Victorian era architecture in San Francisco, California]
* [ The Haas-Lilienthal House, the only Victorian era house museum in San Francisco, California]
* [ Victorian era architecture and history in Buffalo, New York]
* [ History and Style of Victorian Architecture and Hardware]
* [ Manchester, a Victorian City]
* [ Photographs of Victorian Homes in Hamilton, Ontario Canada]

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