Early Victorian Styles

March 2004
American Houses: A Field Guild to the Architecture of the Home;2004, p237
The article presents information on the influence of early Victorian architectural styles on the design of 19th-century houses in the U.S. It is reported that the early Victorian residential architecture was a departure from the Classical confines of earlier styles. The American architecture attempted to imitate the stone construction of the European originals, but American architects and builders soon used the wood vernacular to emphasize the Gothic architecture.


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