This Week’s Historic House Puzzle! Dover, NH, Queen Anne.
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A picturesque house with asymmetrical composition and a variety of textures and ornamentation. Typical features of the style include patterned shingles, a tower, and a wrap-around porch with turned and scroll-cut ornament, all of which are found on this wonderful house.
Popularized by magazines and house plan books, Queen Anne style houses were built from coast to coast. Technological advancements, including the development of balloon framing and steam mills to produce turned and sawn wood ornament, allowed the construction of houses with complex forms and elaborate detail at affordable 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.
More than 50 full color photos illustrate the Queen Anne style 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 directly from the author in our shop, YourHistoricHouse.com/shop/.
The classic volume on identifying historic house styles, “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester, is available in our shop, along with select restoration and preservation titles by other authors.
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