Victorian Queen Anne style

Queen Anne style

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1. English architecture during the reign of Queen Anne, from 1702 to 1714; primarily country houses and many houses in the suburbs of London, often of red brick. Characterized by a dignified simplicity and moderateness in scale; avoidance of the appearance of massiveness; hipped roofs hidden behind parapets; sash windows.
2. An eclectic style of domestic architecture primarily of the 1870s and 1880s in England and the United States; misnamed after Queen Anne; actually based on country-house and cottage Elizabethan architecture. A blending of Tudor Gothic, English Renaissance, Flemish, (and in the United States on Colonial elements), houses in this style usually are characterized by an asymmetrical façade with emphasis on verticality; often, a front-facing gable; commonly, timber-framed and irregular in plan and elevation; decorative trusses, bracketed posts, gingerbread in the form of spindlework, finials, and cast-iron cresting; textured shingles, masonry with variations in wall surface treatment and color; carved ornamentation, and patterned horizontal siding; contrasting wall materials used in combination with the various stories decorated differently;
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* 802 Douglas: This large, beautiful house is an excellent example of the High Victorian Queen Anne style. It was originally built in 1894 for famed Elgin grocery store owner August Scheele and his wife, Martha, and continues to exhibit many high-style features, including curved glass windows in the turret.
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