Style 101: Folk Victorian

Folk Victorian House, Austin, TX | Photograph by Rebecca McManus, 2016
The Folk Victorian style developed in the late 19th century as a lower-cost alternative to the Italianate and Queen Anne styles also popular during that period. The spread of the style was aided by the railroad, which allowed for widespread access to lumber yards and pre-manufactured wood detailing. Turned posts, spindlework detailing, and decorative brackets […]

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