This house began life as a more modest Second Empire style house and had the tower, porch, bay windows, and other elements added several decades after it was built., turning it into a Queen Anne style house. It was the home of architect Francis Fassett. Although the house suffered a period of neglect, it was beautifully restored in the early 2000’s. The Queen Anne style appears all across the United States and is probably the most “Victorian” of the Victorian era styles.
Understanding the style of a house and how it may have changed over time is the essential first step in developing a restoration plan that prioritizes the preservation and restoration of character-defining features while making changes necessary for modern life in an old house.
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