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Gothic Gives Way to Queen Anne
Queen Anne Home

This Queen Anne Style home has a pointed window in the gable

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By the late 1800s, the fanciful details of Gothic Revival architecture had waned in popularity. Gothic Revival ideas did not die out, but they they were most frequently reserved for churches and large public buildings.

Graceful Queen Anne architecture became the popular new style, and houses built after 1880 often had rounded porches, bay windows, and other delicate details. Still, hints of Gothic Revival styling can often be found on Queen Anne houses. For example, notice the gable window on this Queen Anne home from our House Helpline Gallery. The pointed molding suggests the shape of a classic Gothic arch.

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