Focus Friday - Victorian Architecture

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Focus Friday - Victorian Architecture

Friday, Jul 23 2010 by kjfitz
The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly employed during the Victorian era. As with the latter, the period of building that it covers may slightly overlap the actual reign, 20 June 1837 – 22 January 1901, of Queen Victoria after whom it is named, in keeping with a British and French custom by which architectural styles were named after the reigning monarch.

Styles conceived in the Victorian era

British Arts and Crafts movement:

Painted Ladies:

Queen Anne (Stick-Eastlake):

Second Empire (architecture):

Jacobethan (the precursor to the Queen Anne style):


Renaissance Revival:

Romanesque Revival (includes Richardsonian Romanesque):

Other movements popularized in the period

While not uniquely Victorian, and part of revivals that began before the era, these styles are strongly associated with the Victorian era due to the large number of examples that were erected in that period

Gothic Revival:


Neoclassicism :