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Queen Anne Details

Queen Anne details in Columbia, PA.

This detail shot is of a wonderful example of the Queen Anne style with a fabulous round stone and shingle tower, built in 1888. The house has an expansive porch with a masonry base that extends across the front and wraps around the side. On the fa├žade, the projecting bay window above the porch are capped by the deep eave of the roof with half timbering and pebbledash in the tall gable. I posted a photo of the entire house on May 27th.

The Queen Anne style originated in the work of English architect Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912) and others. In America, the style developed distinct characteristics and spawned several other styles including Stick style and Shingle style. A later variation, Free Classic, has Classical ornamentation.

Understanding the style of a house 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.

More than 50 full color photos are used to illustrate the Queen Anne style in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

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Signed copies can be ordered directly from the author in the shop on this site, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Bookstores can order copies from W.W. Norton.

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