Featured Series: Victorian

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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Style 101: Queen Anne

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The Queen Anne style originates in late 19th-century England and was named by Richard Norman Shaw. It is unclear why he selected the term “Queen Anne” since the style’s aesthetic is not from the reign of England’s Queen Anne but rather from earlier Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

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