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  Horel House: Victorian Architecture
The Victorian architectural period primarily encompasses the last three-quarters of the nineteenth century.
Queen Anne, as a Victorian architectural style, was an English import that brought stark change in architecture in the 1890's.
During the Victorian period, there were also magazines published for architects and the building trades which provided house plans, inspirations for new varieties of trim and decoration, as well as editorials about new products, styles, paint and interior treatment.
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 Victorian architecture Social Studies Review - Find Articles
Victorian Architecture's short but influential success in the 1800s led to the adoption of popular Victorian characteristics, such as the arched roof, into current architectural design.
Victorian architecture did use lighter materials though, but primarily to rid structures of the massive walls which allowed more room for windows.
Many pieces of Victorian architecture or furniture were referred to as Gothic Victorian or High Gothic Victorian because of the association with the time period.
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 Victorian Architecture (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Victorian
Victorian architecture, in its broadest sense, is any building or style that was produced during her reign.
In Ontario, a Victorian style building can be seen as any building built between 1840 and 1900 that doesn't fit into any of the aforementioned categories.
While this building style is being copied rather frequently, for obvious reasons, you can tell it is the original model because of the chimney by the front parlour and another by the kitchen.
www.ontarioarchitecture.com /Victorian.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Architectural Style : Victorian
Perhaps national pride encouraged an admiration for the architecture of previous periods of national confidence: Elizabethan, Jacobean and Scottish Baronial.
The definitive biographical reference tool for the Victorian and Edwardian periods, based on material in the British Architectural Library and elsewhere.
The Victorian Society is the national society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
www.building-history.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /Style/Victorian.htm   (372 words)

  
 Architecture
Cemeteries throughout the country are adorned with Egyptian architecture, ranging from the massive Egyptian arch spanning the entrance of the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven
Classical architecture draws on the Golden age of Athens and the Roman Republic, the ancient ancestors of the American Republic.
Architectural styling made the monuments in these cemeteries as pleasing to the eye as the landscape.
www.uni.edu /connors/Architecture.htm   (1351 words)

  
 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Early Victorian Architecture: Overview
Savannah was the architectural center of the state, and the city's rich merchants and businessmen invested their cotton wealth in new residences and commercial buildings of a slightly altered Greek revival style changed to suit narrow city lots.
Atlanta is particularly illustrative of the continuing popularity of the style during the late Victorian era.
The real tension in the competition of architectural styles at this time, however, was between Romanesque Revival as expressed by H. Richardson and a host of followers, and Neoclassicism espoused by the followers of McKim, Mead, and White of New York.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-467   (2073 words)

  
 Architecture
In fact, the range of our architecture is broad, of many styles and periods, eclectic, and as several owners lived in the same house, maintained and "updated" it, many changes over the years on a given house have enhanced the appearance of the house and maintained the integrity of the original style or did not.
This is an overview with a focus on the old styles in the center of town and in the farm architecture throughout town.
In 1840 at the beginning of the Victorian period the population was 1501 but by the close in 1900 it had dropped to 1079.
www.hollis.nh.us /windowsonhollispast/architecture/houses.html   (8747 words)

  
 Building Types: The Victorian City (part I)
During the Victorian period there was an explosion in the scale of houses, as well as the varieties of house design.
With the wide variety of Revival architectural styles of the Victorian period, it is not surprising that many houses exhibited a mixture of several styles.
Since Victorian styles were less formal and rigid in their requirements than the earlier Federal or Greek Revival designs, many turn-of-the-century architects felt free to borrow individual elements from different styles to create their own particular designs.
stlouis.missouri.org /government/heritage/buildtyp/p2-1.htm   (2496 words)

  
 Victorian Architecture
The Victorians drew deeply from history, nature, geometry, theory, and personal inspiration to create their designs.
Now collectively called "Victorian" the architecture was made up of several main styles.
Victorian architecture up to 1870 was thought by some, especially Europeans, to be a failure.
www.victorianstation.com /vicarch.html   (1039 words)

  
 Architects - ArchitectureWeek Online Library
In April, Rem Koolhaas, a 56-year-old architect from the Netherlands, was named the Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate for the year 2000.
Until June he was dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York.
He was known more for his visionary works of architecture on paper and his influence on graduates of Cooper Union—such architects as Daniel Libeskind and Elizabeth Diller—than his built work—such as the interior of Cooper's building at Astor Square in New York City.
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 Victorian Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Victorian architectural period basically includes the last three-quarters of the nineteenth century.
The Victorian architecture was seen as a new kind of modernism, which is one reason for its instant popularity.
Before the Victorian era architecture was extremely simple and was not fashionable for private residence.
www.museum.siu.edu /museum_classroom_grant/Museum_Explorers/school_pages/lawrenceville/victorianarchitecture.html   (238 words)

  
 Victorian
Victorian Architecture in U.S. uring the second half of the 19th century, architects in the United States began to lose interest in Greco-Roman Classicism, and to adopt new domestic styles based loosely on medieval and other non-classical forms of building.
Victorian styles clearly reflect these changes through their extravagant use of complex shapes and elaborate detailing, features hitherto restricted to expensive, landmark houses.
But even when the opposite approach was taken (darkening the trim against a lighter house body), color was to enhance "the salient features," such as the diagonal bracing on a Stick style design.
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 Victorian Architecture (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
he Victorian architectural period mostly spans the period of roughly 1825-1900.
It is light, airy and pleasing in style, and is to the architecture of Europe and the Eastern States as Spanish music is to the grand and heavier compositions of Wagner."
One cause of the seemingly infinite variety of Victorian architecture in Northern California is the abundant coastal redwood.
www.victorianstation.com.cob-web.org:8888 /vicarch.html   (1039 words)

  
 Exploring Victorian Architecture
Victorianism refers to the reign of Queen Victoria of England, (1837-1901).
The Victorian styles freed architectural living plans from the rigid symmetry of New England Colonial and Southern Plantation.
The many Victorians surviving in the Bay Area attest to their popularity during the late 1800’s, which was a period of exuberant growth.
www.cshouse.org /Pages/victorian_architecture.html   (227 words)

  
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Victorian style houses can be recognized by their many complex shapes, multicolored walls, lots of textures, and really steep roofs.
Some other characteristics of Victorian houses are bay windows, stairs to the front door, and cone shaped towers.
They can do this because most Victorian houses are very narrow and tall, usually two or three stories.
library.advanced.org /11114/html/victorian.htm   (121 words)

  
 Victorian Architecture and Styles
The contrast between the Victorian cottages and the elegant Victorian styles is a measure of the distinction between the classes in the 19th century.
Four Square houses were built at the tail end of the Victorian period, and in some sense are already post-Victorian, as the interior treatment is often inspired by the Craftsman philosophy.
The cultural context is still upper-middle class Victorian, and Victorian details are frequently applied to the porches and roofs.
www.ragtime.org /arch/Arch_Vict.html   (733 words)

  
 Victorian Doubt and Victorian Architecture
In religion, literature and philosophy the mid-Victorian period was an age of doubt.
Moreover, like most Victorian architecture, some Victorian novels — most obviously the historical novels of Richard Blackmore, Charles Kingsley, Newman, and Charles Reade — show the effect of historicism.
Nonetheless, most such works use the past in the same way that Browning, Tennyson, and Swinburne use the dramatic monologue — either as literary laboratories with which to explore controversial ideas or as polemic to advance a firmly held view of religious, politics, or society.
www.victorianweb.org /art/architecture/arch1.html   (561 words)

  
 The Victorian Village Inn of Ferndale, California
The Victorian village of Ferndale has long been recognized as one of the best places to view Victorian architecture in California.
In Ferndale, there are prime examples of Victorian churches, barns, homes, and one of the best commercial districts is to be found on Ferndale's Main Street.
Ferndale, California was settled in the 1860s and quickly became a mettling pot of Scandanavian, Swiss-Italian and Portuguese cultures.
www.a-victorian-inn.com /aboutvictorianarchitecture.htm   (291 words)

  
 Architecture: Victorian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
—Victorian architecture dates from the second half of the 19th century, when America was exploring new approaches to building and design.
The last true Victorians were constructed in the early 1900s, but contemporary builders often borrow Victorian ideas, designing eclectic “neo-Victorians.” These homes combine modern materials with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches.
A number of Victorian styles are recreated on the fanciful “Main Street” at Disney theme parks in Florida, California, and Europe.
www.realtor.org /rmomag.nsf/pages/arch31   (156 words)

  
 Victorian architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK.
The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era.
ISBN 0-89815-172-4, includes descriptions of different Victorian and early 20th Century architectural styles common in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly Oakland, and detailed instructions for repair and restoration of details common to older house styles.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Victorian_architecture   (349 words)

  
 The Victorian Society (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Victorian Society is the national society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts.
Join the Victorian Society and help save the best examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture when they are threatened with demolition or unsuitable alteration.
A Victorian or Edwardian terraced house is as much a witness to that achievement as a great town hall or church.
www.victorian-society.org.uk.cob-web.org:8888   (2185 words)

  
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If your dream is to build a beautiful new Victorian home, we welcome you to search our Victorian architecture floor plans.
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If it is your dream to build a new Victorian home, we have a graceful selection of Victorian architecture house plans from which to choose.
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 Victorian Architecture | Victorian Buildings | Victorian Architectural Design | Architecture of the Victorian Period | ...
The Mid-Victorian Generation, 1846-1886 (Discussion of Victorian architecture begins on p.
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley ("Revival Styles in the History of Church Architecture" begins on p.
Modern Architecture in England ("The British Nineteenth Century and Modern Architecture" begins on p.
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 Victorian style. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
New materials, such as iron and glass, were often incorporated into the design of buildings during the Victorian period, but they were often hidden.
In domestic architecture, the Arts and Crafts revival, based on the writings and decorative designs of William Morris, synthesized aspects of Queen Anne, Tudor, and English vernacular design.
The Victorian style is used to describe any of a number of analogous historical revivals in the United States in the second half of the 19th cent.
www.bartleby.com /65/vi/Victorian.html   (283 words)

  
 Victorian Preservation Association
The Victorian Society in America - For over thirty years the Victorian Society in America has been a leader in the appreciation and preservation of this country's nineteenth-century heritage.
Victorian Station - Dedicated to Victorian enthusiasts with history and photos of Victorian architecture, interior design, Queen Victoria and articles of interest.
Victorian Alliance - Committed to the preservation and restoration of Victorian and other historic structures, particularly within the city of San Francisco.
www.vpa.org /links.html   (822 words)

  
 Llandrindod Wells Victorian Architecture
Its plush terraces are of predominantly red or yellow brick which often contrast with the ornate white cast-iron balconies, canopies and railings.
It is the scale of the buildings, their terraced form and their individual and group features that should be preserved and enhanced, since if they are allowed to decay or are removed the essential character of Llandrindod will be destroyed.
Buildings in central Llandrindod are invariably three or four storeys with a distinct vertical emphasis which is accentuated by their individual elements, such as sash and dormer windows, and typically Victorian features, such as turreting and tall ornate chimney stacks.
www.llandrindod-wells.com /architecture.html   (234 words)

  
 Painted Ladies: Victorian Architecture
Queen Anne's are the most elaborate of the Victorian architectural styles.
The time frame for Victorian architecture is roughly 1825 to 1900.
After the Victorian era most of these houses were painted white, as was common for most homes before the Civil War.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/wisconsin/97125   (490 words)

  
 Noho.com - The Architecture of Northampton
So much Victorian commercial architecture survives on Main Street that it looks much like it did 100 years ago; this area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Romanesque Revival in the manner of H. Richardson (1838 - 1886) is the style of a number of Northampton buildings, most notably the Hampshire County Court House, built in 1885-87 in the center of town, and the Forbes Library (1895) on West Street.
The important Boston architectural firm of Peabody and Stearns designed the gothic-inspired First Church of Christ (1878) at 129 Main Street, and also College Hall (1875) and Alumnae Gymnasium (1890) of Smith College.
www.noho.com /townarch.html   (785 words)

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