Colonial Revival Style
America’s most enduring residential architectural style, the Colonial Revival got its start in the late 19th century and has never really gone away. A product of the late Victorian period, it looked back to the Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival styles. It freely combined elements from all of them with some elements of the popular Victorian era styles, like the front porch and round tower here – common Queen Anne elements.
Colonial Revival is still popular enough that some real estate agents regularly call every old house “Colonial.” This is a fine example of an actual Colonial Revival house, mixing elements of the Georgian, Federal, and Queen Anne styles.
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