A Free Classic Queen Anne style house in Wheeling, WV. In the 1890’s, the elaborate Victorian ornamentation of Queen Anne style began to be replaced by more Classically inspired elements on houses that were still Queen Anne in form, creating the Free Classic variation of Queen Anne.
This house is a good example – stylistically between earlier Queen Anne and the Colonial Revival style. Ionic columns and arched windows with keystones are Classical in character, derived from the emerging Colonial Revival style. The complex roof form, bay windows, tower, and large porch all carry forward from earlier Queen Anne. The result is the Free Classic variation.
Understanding the style of a house will help you know which features are character-defining so you can prioritize their preservation.
Twenty-five architectural styles are described and illustrated in Chapter 2 of “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”
Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author at YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/ and through the shop on this page.
Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors, including the classic “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester. Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!
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