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Victorian Gothic House Styles: History and Pictures

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Brick Gothic Revival
Victorian Gothic House in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Victorian Gothic House in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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The earliest Victorian Gothic Revival homes were built of stone. Suggesting the cathedrals of medieval Europe, these homes had pinnacles and parapets.

Later, more modest Victorian Revival homes were sometimes constructed of brick with wooden trimwork. The timely invention of the steam-powered scroll saw meant that builders could add lacy wooden bargeboards and other factory-made ornaments.

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