The Queen Anne style Michael Dunn House in Hattiesburg, MS, was designed by architect George F. Barber and built in 1890.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Captain Dunn was co-founder and Paymaster of the Newman Lumber Company, once the largest lumber company in Mississippi. Barber published house design books and sold blueprints via mail order from Knoxville, TN. Examples of his work were built all across the United States.
The Queen Anne style became popular in the later 19th century. Commonly of asymmetrical composition with wrap-around porches, towers balconies, bay windows, and turned and scroll-cut ornament, all of which are found on this wonderful Victorian-era house. Technological advancements allowed the construction of houses with complex forms and elaborate detail at reasonable prices. Queen Anne houses were built from coast to coast.
Queen Anne is one of 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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