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July 03 2013

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Noblesville, Indiana

A squared tower makes this Queen Anne a bit different. It has a large wrap-around spindled porch and look at those beautiful spindled balconies! A good number of gables have their own finials and I can imagine the house with iron cresting.

This house was built in 1892 and is used as a business. Looking toward the southwest in the morning. Another view can be seen on this website under “Noblesville" on page 2, which also shows a bit of the carriage house.

via Queen Anne houses in Indiana

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Knightstown, Indiana

The unusual iron crested roof dormer on the top, the squared extended corner and the gingerbread wall treatment marks this house as very different. It boasts a nicely detailed tower and roof also.

This old home has seen better days, however the new owners are restoring it and have been doing so for five years. They were working on it when I took the photos below and they invited me in for a look. They are doing an excellent job and are planning to keep it original with a few ‘better’ improvements. All of the plaster was off except in the entry way and four or five of the original fireplaces still exist. The owner said the house was started in 1894 and took quite a while to finish it. This photo was taken on Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2009. Another view can be seen on this website under “Knightstown" on Page 2 in Henry County.

via Queen Anne houses in Indiana

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Jacob Henry Mansion
Joliet, IL
View of the right side of the mansion.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - Illinois Gallery

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Jacob Henry Mansion
Joliet, IL
View of the left side of the mansion. This house was built in 1873 by railroad millionaire Jacob Henry. It was awarded an architectural prize at the American Centennial in 1876, and is widely considered to be the most splendid example of the Second Empire style still standing in the state of Illinois.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - Illinois Gallery

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… The charming Victorian seaside resort of Cape May, N.J. comes alive in the spring with tours, crafts shows and special events. Visit the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate (shown here), 1048 Washington St., Cape May’s only Victorian house museum in spring. Stroll the grounds, visit the herb garden or take a tour and learn about the Estate’s historic restoration and landscape. …

via Cape May Spring Festival

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Gorgeous Gothic Revival Victorian in California’s Napa Valley

July 02 2013

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The Women’s Opera Guild House in the Garden District of New Orleans, like many Victorians around the country, is a mix of styles. Built in 1858.

Yeah, it’s another Greek Queen Anne Revival.

The other one I posted, who lives in Carson City, NV is much cooler.  The Greek Revival & Queen Anne elements in the other home are both rounded, so unlike this ‘un it doesn’t look like it’s composed of the wrong Lego© bits stuck together.
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The Carson Mansion, constructed in 1884-1885, is a three story, eighteen room Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California.

via Redwood Coast Photos, Eureka/Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, California

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The Carson Mansion, constructed in 1884-1885, is a three story, eighteen room Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California.

via Redwood Coast Photos, Eureka/Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County, California

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Carson Mansion - Eureka, California along HWY 101 in Humboldt County

The Carson Mansion, constructed in 1884-1885, is a three story, eighteen room Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California. Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne Style architecture, the home is “considered the most grand Victorian home in America." It is one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps, in the United States. Originally the home of one of Northern California’s first major lumber barons, it has housed the Ingomar Club, a private members-only club, since 1950. Although the front and south-side elevations may be viewed easily from the public street and sidewalk, the home and grounds are never open to the general public.

The Carson Mansion structure with a tower and basement. The house was designed by the Newsom Brothers of San Francisco, well-known architects throughout California.

via wikimedja commons

June 26 2013


June 23 2013

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Sometimes beautiful cartography is the simplest way to breathe life into your art collection. This Map of Texas from 1846, drawn by American geographer and mapmaker Samuel Augustus Mitchell, shows the artist’s rendition of the developing early South.

(via Map of Texas, 1846 | Bentley Global Arts | Bourbon & Boots)

June 21 2013

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Wilhelm Mansion and Carriage House is an historic mansion and carriage house located at Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The house was built in 1877, and is a three-story dwelling in the Gothic Revival style. A two room addition was built in 1888. It is constructed of granite and measures 40 feet wide and 50 feet deep. It features a multi-gabled roof, four corbelled chimneys, and art glass windows. The two-story granite carriage house was built in 1890.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

[Above via wikimapedia]

… The Gothic Revival style was also popular for churches, where high style elements such as castle-like towers, parapets, and tracery windows were common, as well as the pointed Gothic arched windows and entries. The Carpenter Gothic style is a distinctive variation of the Gothic Revival style featuring vertical board and batten wooden siding, pointed arches and incised wooden trim. The name comes from the extensive use of decorative wood elements on the exterior. While some examples remain, the pure Carpenter Gothic style is not well represented in Pennsylvania.

The most commonly identifiable feature of the Gothic Revival style is the pointed arch, used for windows, doors, and decorative elements like porches, dormers, or roof gables. Other characteristic details include steeply pitched roofs and front facing gables with delicate wooden trim called vergeboards or bargeboards. This distinctive incised wooden trim is often referred to as “gingerbread” and is the feature most associated with this style. Gothic Revival style buildings often have porches with decorative turned posts or slender columns, with flattened arches or side brackets connecting the posts. Gothic Revival style churches may have not just pointed arch windows and porticos, but often feature a Norman castle-like tower with a crenellated parapet or a high spire.

Many examples of Gothic Revival buildings of both high style and more vernacular character can be found across the state. The high style buildings, mansions, churches, prisons and schools sometimes offer ornate architectural details. The more common vernacular buildings may have only a few Gothic details, usually pointed arch windows and a front facing gable with wooden trim. Gothic Revival details may also be found in urban settings on rowhouses or duplexes. Later in the 19th century, Gothic Revival details were mixed with elements of other Victorian era styles to become a style known as the Victorian Gothic. In the early 20th century, a distinct variation of the Gothic Revival style, known as the Collegiate Gothic style, developed primarily for educational buildings….

via Penn State - Architecture - Mid-19th Century Period

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J. Mora Moss House іs а boldly romantic Carpenter Gothic style Victorian home located within Mosswood Park іn Oakland, California. Іt wаs built іn 1864, bought by the City of Oakland іn 1912, аnd documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey іn 1960 аt whіch point іt wаs pronounced “One оf the finest, іf nоt the finest, existing examples оf Gothic architecture оf French аnd English influence аs adapted tо wood frame domestic architecture tо be found іn the East Bay Area, аnd possibly іn Northern California.” (Library оf Congress. Historic American Buildings Survey. J. Mora Moss House, data page 4.) The building wаs named Oakland Heritage Landmark #6 оn January 7, 1975. (David Nicolai. Oakland Landmarks) Іt іs оne оf five historic homes owned by the City оf Oakland аnd currently serves аs аn office аnd storage space оf the Oakland Parks аnd Recreation department.

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Henry Delamater House
Rhinebeck, New York
Architect: Alexander Jackson Davis

(by joseph a)

June 20 2013

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Little House
Kennebunk, ME 1875
Second Empire
George Little was a Kennebunk native who made his fortune as a wholesale supplier of beef and grain in Indiana. Upon retirement he returned to Kennebunk and built this house. Why he chose to build a house as narrow as an urban row house when he had all the room of a country estate to build on is unknown. The house is still a private residence.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Moody House
Kennebunk, ME 1866
Second Empire
As befitted a gentleman born by the ocean and named Horatio, Captain Horatio Moody was a master mariner who completed many successful trading voyages. This house has some of the symmetry and cornice decoration of an Italianate, but possesses the mansard roof of a Second Empire. Today the house is a funeral parlor.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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Croff’s Villa
Rhinebeck, NY 1875
Second Empire
This house was designed by architect Gilbert Croff, who published the design in his book, “Progressive American Architecture”. It was built for William Wager, a prosperous Rhinebeck merchant. The house is still a private residence.

via Dave’s Victorian House Site - East Coast Victorians

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