Gorgeous Queen Anne in Orono, Maine. The Queen Anne style became popular in the later-19th century. Commonly of asymmetrical composition with mixed clapboard and shingle siding, wrap-around porches, scroll-cut ornament, and windows of varied size and muntin patterns – all of which are found on this wonderful Victorian era house. Queen Anne houses were built from coast to coast.
Technological advancements such as steam-powered woodworking mills and the circular saw allowed the construction of houses with complex forms and elaborate detail at reasonable prices for middle-class buyers. 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.
Many color photos are used to illustrate the style in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
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Learn more about historic architectural styles in “A Field Guide to American Houses,” the classic book on the subject by Virginia Savage, also available in our shop along with select preservation and restoration titles by other authors.
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