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 façade, 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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