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Queen Anne Architecture

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Callie Ramsey

on 30 March 2016

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Transcript of Queen Anne Architecture

Queen Anne Architecture
History of Style


Popular from about 1860 to 1890 in England and somewhat later in the US
Queen Anne style lent itself to the excesses of the Victorian age with its turrets, oriel windows, and medieval influences. Beloved by lumber barons and railroad maggots alike, many of the largest and most spectacular homes of the early 20th century were built in this style.
..History continued
The Queen Anne style in Britain refers to either the English Baroque architectural style approximately of the reign of Queen Anne (reigned 1702–1714), or a revived form that was popular in the last quarter of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century (when it is also known as Queen Anne revival)

When used of revived "Queen Anne style" of the 19th and 20th century the historic reference in the name should not be taken too literally, as buildings in the Queen Anne style often bear as little resemblance to English buildings of the 18th century as those of any revival style to the original.

Witch's hat turret
Corner Boards
Steep Gable roof
Multi-gable roof
Front facing gable
Characteristics
1-3 stories, often 2 stories
Asymmetrical, often L-shaped, decorated with spindle work
Wrapped porches
Windows are usually single-paned and double hung, Long and narrow

How Queen Anne Became "Queen Anne"
Queen Anne architecture is a Victorian house style and some consider it the most elaborate and romantic of the styles
Not much information about why queen anne architecture is named after queen anne
Some studies suggest that the Queen Anne style arose during Queen Annes reign and that's how it got it's name but others disagree and claim the style arose during the Elizabethan era and is named after Queen Anne because of its femininity

Notable for its ornamental excesses. Wall surfaces are used as decorative elements
Differing wall textures
Bay Windows
Spindles
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