PANORAMA OF HISTORICAL AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE
Take a gallery tour of principal architectural periods in New England and across America. If you are the owner of an early home, you may recognize elements of your own house. John can help you identify your home’s style during a complimentary house visit.
Pen and ink drawings with watercolors by artist Greta Shepard.
1620 - 1720
Often facing south. Sharp-pitched roof. Long, narrow central chimney.
1720 - 1790
Saltonstall House, Haverhill, MA
Heavy roof form. Balanced window placement. Corner detail with wood simulating stone.
1790 - 1825
Artist rendering from Plate 32 of The Builder’s Assistant by Asher Benjamin.
Smooth brick surfaces. Low roof profile. Often end chimneys.
1825 - 1850
Grand Rapids, MI
Gable end to the street. Greek columns. Tall windows in front.
1850 - 1880
Peel Mansion, Bentonville, AR
Bracketed roof line. Arched windows. Often includes tower and/or cupola.
1870 - 1900
Stoneledge, Beverly Cove, MA
Picturesque profile with complex floor plan and projecting gables. Wrap-around veranda porches.
1900 - 1920
Sulphur Springs, AR
Vernacular Prairie style. Low pyramid roof. Off-center entry. Square floor plan.
1910 - 1935
Use of wood and stone in Craftsman style. Wide roof overhangs. Columned porches.
Tudor Revival Cottage
1890 - 1940
Steep pitched roof. Whimsical use of detail, such as in-set arches. Sometimes combined use of wood, brick, and stone.