tnchick has given us the term OLD-FASHIONED for Photo Hunters Saturday. Here's my contribution.
OLD-FASHIONED Victorian Queen Anne style house in my neighborhood.
Some details about the style:
Complicated, asymmetrical shape
One-story porch that extends across one or two sides of the house
Round or square towers
Wall surfaces textured with decorative shingles, patterned masonry, or half-timbering
Ornamental spindles and brackets
About the Queen Anne styleQueen Anne became an architectural fashion in the 1880s and 1890s, when the industrial revolution brought new technologies. Builders began to use mass-produced pre-cut architectural trim to create fanciful and sometimes flamboyant houses.
Not all Queen Anne houses are lavishly decorated, however. Some builders showed restraint in their use of embellishments. Still, the flashy "painted ladies" of San Francisco and the refined brownstones of Brooklyn share many of the same features.
This house has sat on this spot for as long as I've lived in the area which is quite a long time. It has been renovated but the basic style has been kept. On the right side, the second floor windows are stained glass.
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