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Encyclopedia > Victorian architecture
Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK.
Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK.
The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA
The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA

The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. As with the latter, the period of building that it covers may slightly overlap the actual reign of Queen Victoria after whom it is named. Download high resolution version (600x800, 94 KB)Manchester Town Hall (old building). ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 94 KB)Manchester Town Hall (old building). ... Manchester Town Hall Manchester Town Hall is a building in Manchester, England that houses the citys government and administrative functions. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1015, 504 KB) Carson Mansion, Eureka, California April 2005, Nikon D70, Photo by Cory Maylett File links The following pages link to this file: Eureka, California ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1015, 504 KB) Carson Mansion, Eureka, California April 2005, Nikon D70, Photo by Cory Maylett File links The following pages link to this file: Eureka, California ... The Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California. ... Motto: Eureka - (I have found it!) Map of California showing the location of Eureka Coordinates: Country United States State California County Humboldt Founded 1850 Incorporated April 18, 1856 (town) Re-incorporated February 19, 1874 (city) Government type Mayor-council  - Mayor Virginia Bass  - City manager David Tyson Area    - City  14. ... Architectural style is a way of classifying architecture largely by morphological characteristics - in terms of form, techniques, materials, etc. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ...

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Varieties of Victorian architecture

There are also Folk and Shingle Style Victorian Houses. Please note that the names of architectural styles (as well as their adaptations) varied between countries. Many homes combined the elements of several different styles and are not easily distinguishable as one particular style or another. Highly decorated houses are sometimes called gingerbread houses. Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Anthony Salvins Harlaxton Manor, 1837 – 1855, defines the Jacobethan taste. ... The term Queen Anne, when applied to a style of furniture or architecture, refers to the only British monarch of the name, Anne, who reigned between 1702 and 1714. ... The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ... Neo-Grec is a term usually used to refer to a particular manifestation of the Neoclassical style in the decorative arts, painting, and architecture of France, during the Second Empire of Napoleon III, lasting approximately between 1848 and 1865. ... Victorian houses known as the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square park in San Francisco. ... An American Queen Anne style home in Lebanon, Illinois. ... Château de Ferrières 1855 Mentmore Towers English Neo-Renaissance of the 1850s. ... Romanesque Revival is a style of building in the late 19th century (roughly 1840 and 1900) inspired by the 11th and 12th century Romanesque style of architecture. ... Richardsonian Romanesque has both French and Spanish Romanesque characteristics, like the First Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan by architechs George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice in 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque is a style of American architecture named after architect Henry Hobson Richardson, whose masterpiece is Trinity Church, Boston in Massachusetts. ... The canonical example of Second Empire style is the Opéra Garnier, in which Neo-Baroque meets Neo-Renaissance. ... Stick-Eastlake is a style of Victorian architecture. ... Gingerbread cookies Lebkuchen Gingerbread in cake form A gingerbread house Traditional Polish gingerbread Gingerbread is a sweet that can take the form of a cake or a cookie in which the predominant flavor is ginger. ...


Notable Victorian era cities include London, Boston, Saint Paul, St. Louis, Galveston, San Francisco, Oak Bluffs, Glasgow, Melbourne, Manchester, Mumbai and New Orleans. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Galveston redirects here. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Oak Bluffs is a town located on Marthas Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


The South End of Boston is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest and largest Victorian neighborhood in the United States.[1][2][3] The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Distillery District in Toronto contains the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. A view of Torontos Distillery District The Distillery District is a historic district to the east of the downtown core of Toronto, Canada, spanning 13 acres (52,000 square metres) and comprised of more than 40 heritage buildings and 10 streets. ...

See also: Georgian architecture.

References

  1. ^ http://www.southendrealty.com/Community/Community.aspx
  2. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_End
  3. ^ http://www.southendhistoricalsociety.org/
  • Dixon, Roger and Muthesius, Stephan. Victorian architecture. Thames & Hudson: 1978. ISBN 0-500-18163-2 .
  • Prentice, Helaine Kaplan, Rehab Right, Ten-Speed Press. ISBN 0-89815-172-4, includes descriptions of different Victorian and early 20th Century architectural styles common in the San Francisco Bay Area, particularly Oakland, and detailed instructions for repair and restoration of details common to older house styles.

“Oakland” redirects here. ...

See also

Dante Gabriel Rossettis drawing room at No. ... Victorian house A Victorian house is a type of house popularized in the Victorian era. ...

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Victorian Architecture's short but influential success in the 1800s led to the adoption of popular Victorian characteristics, such as the arched roof, into current architectural design.
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