Blended Romanesque-Queen Anne

Romanesque Revival blended with Queen Anne style in a Newburgh, NY house built in 1885.

New York and Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson developed his Victorian era take on the 11th and 12th century Romanesque architecture of southern France, Spain and Italy in the 1870s. He worked in the style until his early death in 1886 and others continued using it across the nation into the early 20th century.

Homes in the style were popular with the “Captains of Industry” in the Midwest and elsewhere. They tend to be large and are typically built of brick or stone. Broad arches are a characteristic feature of the style.

This example has the solidity of form for a Romanesque house and the broad arch of the recessed entry but still looks back toward the Queen Anne style with its bracketed eaves and pattered slate gables.

Romanesque Revival and Queen Anne are two of the 25 styles and types described and illustrated with hundreds of color photos in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

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