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To America's Victorian Age


Architectural History Timeline: Victorian __ Victorian architecture and the industrial revolution seem to go together.  A timeline. - From -


BBC - Homes - Design - Victorian __ "Queen Victoria's reign was a time of great change in the home. Mass production meant more goods were available to buy. The newly emerging middle classes took immense pride in their homes which they saw as a reflection of status." General information. - illustrated - From BBC -


The Era of Victorian Architecture __ "The architecture of the Victorian era was considered to be a new kind of modernism, which is why it had such instant popularity."  An overview of the history and styles of Victorian architecture. - From -


False Front 1860-1905 __ "The style was popular in the West, after the California Gold Rush of 1849, as a way to make hastily built town buildings look more like the impressive commercial buildings of the East." You will find architectural details, photos and more. - illustrated - From - 
Folk Victorian (1880-1910) __ You will find a gallery of click-to-enlarge examples of Folk Victorian architecture. - illustrated - From Dr. Tom Paradis - 


Historic Victorian Architecture in Los Angeles __ Many click-to-view examples of Victorian architecture in Los Angeles - illustrated - From -



Housing Styles: Italianate, 1850-1890 __ "Housing Styles Italianate, 1850-1890 - Brackets and wide cornices distinguish these Victorian homes" You will find architectural details, photos and more. - illustrated - From -


India and Victorian Architecture __ Click on the single image in upper right corner to begin a slide show of Victorian architecture in India. - illustrated - From -

Italianate __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - 

Pictures/photos of Victorian Architecture __ A nice gallery of click-to-enlarge photos of Victorian architecture including the Eiffel Tower. - illustrated - From -


Queen Anne Architecture 1880 - 1900__ You will find a gallery of click-to-enlarge examples of Queen Anne architecture. - illustrated - From Dr. Tom Paradis - 

Queen Anne Architecture __ "Of all the Victorian house styles, Queen Anne is the most elaborate and the most eccentric. The style is often called romantic and feminine, yet it is the product of a most unromantic era -- the machine age." A good overview and links to additional resources. - illustrated - From - 



Queen Anne style __ A collection of encyclopedic articles, definitions and galleries of Queen Anne architecture. - illustrated - From -

Queen Anne Style architecture __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


Queen Anne Style Architecture __ "Of the various Victorian styles of architecture, one of the most important that continued from the 19th century into the first two decades of the 20th century was the Queen Anne."  A good look at the Characteristics of the style. - illustrated - From -
Romanesque Revival Architecture (1870-1900) __ You will find a gallery of click-to-enlarge examples of Romanesque Revival architecture. - illustrated - From Dr. Tom Paradis - 

San Francisco Victorian Architecture __ Photographs and provenances of some San Francisco Victorian residences built between 1860 and 1900. - illustrated - From -



San Francisco Victorian Homes and Mansions picture tour __ "San Francisco Victorian mansions and homes—including the fabulous mansions of Pacific Heights, the famous Victorian Cow Hollow commercial district, and Victorian houses in the Western Addition, the outer Mission and the Haight—are some of the most striking in the world."  You will find a tour in text and click-to-enlarge photos. - illustrated - From -  

Second Empire Architecture (1860-1885) __ You will find a gallery of click-to-enlarge examples of Second Empire architecture. - illustrated - From Dr. Tom Paradis -


A Short History of Victorian Era or American Architecture ... __ A good overview.  Sadly no images. - From -  

Victorian Architecture __ "The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era." Learn something of many of them. - From wikipedia -


Victorian Architecture __ This video about Victorian Architecture opens the door to many videos about Victorian Architecture.  No narrative but some great mudic. - Video -  

Victorian Architecture __ "What, exactly, is a Victorian? Many people use the term to describe an architectural style. However, Victorian is not really a style but a period in history. The Victorian era dates from about 1840 to 1900. During this time, industrialization brought many innovations in architecture. There are a variety of Victorian styles, each with its own distinctive features." An excellent introduction covering a wide variety of Victorian styles. - illustrated - From -


Victorian Architecture __ Dedicated to Victorian enthusiasts, articles and photos of the Victorian Era including Queen Victoria, Victorian decorating and Victorian Architecture. - illustrated - From - 

Victorian Architecture - Great Buildings Online __ You will find click-to-view images and basic information about each. - illustrated - From Great Buildings Online - 


Victorian Architecture History __ "Homes are often described as Victorian, but that isn’t actually a style – it’s a time period, during the 60-plus-year reign of England’s Queen Victoria, in which various housing styles were popularized or brought back from other times."  A history of Victorian architecture and the times. - illustrated - From -


Victorian period art and architecture in England __ A brief overview. - From -  

Victorian Planbooks __ Dozens and dozens of Victorian house and cottage plans. - illustrated - from - 



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