Victorian Romanesque

Victorian Romanesque

An ornate outgrowth of the Richardsonian Romanesque style from which it differs both in the use of color and in the texture of masonry, and in being less exact in adapting Romanesque style forms; popular from about 1870 to 1900; usually characterized by: rock-faced stone or decorative stonework, often polychromed; brick of different colors; panels of terra-cotta; semicircular arches or compound arches similar to those in the Romanesque style; pilastered arcades at ground level; steeply pitched wall gables; multicurved parapets; window heads framed by masonry arches; doors set within concentric rounded masonry arches or withVoussoirs of more than one color.
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The architectural integrity of the 1885 Victorian Romanesque.
After a fire razed Seattle in June 1889, local businessmen reconstructed the town in a frenzy, erecting dozens of elaborate Victorian Romanesque buildings in a 20-square-block area over a three-year period.
Preserved as a National Historic District in 1970, Pioneer Square now represents the nation's largest concentration of Victorian Romanesque architecture.

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