Historic American Home Styles



What style is your home? See for yourself on The Old House Web.


What style is your home? See for yourself at OldHouseWeb.com


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In their housing styles section, they present early homes ranging from 17th century vernacular homes through popular early 20th century housing styles. Here are some samples:


Housing Styles: Saltbox 1650-1830
Practical style defined by sloping gable roof


Vernacular Farmhouse 1700-1910
Simple and functional, this house often has a characteristic "L" or "T" shape


Stately Brick, Symmetrical Lines Define Georgian Colonial Style
In the 18th Century the Georgian style of architecture played a dominant role in Great Britain,

and later the American colonies.


Greek Revival, 1820-1850
Style celebrating the birth of Democracy sweeps the nation


The Carpenter Gothic, 1840-1870
The advent of power saws and balloon framing spawned colorful cottages.


Cracker Farmhouses: 1840 - 1920
Practical style makes a comfortable comeback in 21st century


Octagon House: 1850-1860
Eight-sided architectural style enjoyed brief popularity


Housing Styles: Italianate, 1850-1890
Brackets and wide cornices distinguish these Victorian homes


False Front 1860-1905
Giving buildings an illusion of grandeur


Housing Styles: Queen Anne 1880-1910 (Part 1)  (Part 2)  (Part 3)
Elaborate Victorians captured imaginations, hearts of Americans

Victorian Shingle Style Houses, 1880-1900
Queen Anne Victorians take a Summer Retreat


The American Foursquare, 1890-1930s
American as apple pie -- and just as popular


The Prairie Style house, 1900-1920
Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural revolution


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