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Columbia, PA Queen Anne

A Queen Anne style house in Columbia, PA.

This wonderful example of the Queen Anne style with a fabulous round stone and shingle tower was 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. A matching cross gable at the side elevation rises above recessed balconies on the second story. The porch columns appear exceptionally plain for a house this elaborate and may be replacements for more detailed originals.

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.”

The 720 page award-winning and best-selling book is available in bookstores nationwide and through online retailers.

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

Want to learn more about historic house styles? “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester is the classic volume on the subject and is also available in our shop.

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