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American Colonial: 1600 – 1820

  • New England Colonial: 1600’s – 1800
  • German Colonial: 1600’s – mid 1800’s
  • Spanish Colonial: 1600’s – 1900
  • Cap Cod: 1600’s – mid 1800’s
  • Dutch Colonial: 1620’s – mid 1800’s
  • Georgian Colonial: 1690’s – 1830
  • French Colonial: 1700’s - 1800’s
  • Federal: 1780 – 1830

Romantic: 1780 – 1860

  • Greek Revival: 1825 – 1840
  • Gothic Revival: 1840 – 1880
  • Italianate: 1840 – 1885
  • Renaissance Revival: 1840 – 1985

Victorian: 1840 – 1900

  • Second Empire (Mansard) 1855 – 1885
  • Stick: 1860 – 1890
  • Folk Victorian: 1870 – 1910
  • Shingle Style: 1874 – 1910
  • Eastlake: 1879 – 1905
  • Queen Anne: 1880 – 1910’s
  • Richardson Romanesque 1880‘s - 1905

Gilded Age: 1880 -1925

  • Queen Anne: 1880 – 1910’s
  • Richardson Romanesque 1880‘s - 1905
  • Beaux Arts: 1885 - 1925
  • Renaissance Revival: 1890 – 1915
  • Tudor Revival: 1890 - present
  • Neo-Classical: 1885 - 1925

Early - 20th Century (Arts and Crafts): 1890 -1930

  • Colonial Revival: 1876 – 1955
  • Tudor Cottage: 1890 – 1940
  • Mission: 1890 – 1920
  • American Four Square: 1895 – 1930’s
  • Prairie: 1900 – 1917
  • American Bungalow: 1905 – 1939
  • American Craftsman (Arts and Crafts): 1905 - 1930

Mid - 20th Century : 1930 - 1965

  • Cape Cod: 1930 -1950’s
  • Art Modern: 1930 – 1950
  • Modern: 1935 – Present
  • Minimalist: 1935 – 1950
  • Ranch: 1940 – 1980’s
  • A Frame: 1950’s - 1970

Late - 20th Century: 1965 - Present

  • Neocolonial: 1965 – Present
  • Neoelectic: 1965 – Present
  • Postmodern: 1965 - Present

 

Sources:
McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide To American Houses. New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1984.
“House Styles, Picture Dictionary of Houses in North America and Beyond” About .com. Mar 1 2013 <architecture.about.com/od/periodsstyles/ig/House-Styles/>
Architectural Style Wikipedia. Mar 1 2013. <en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architectural_style>

 

 

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