Architectural House Styles

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Nowhere in the world can compare with the incredible array of domestic architecture in America. It sometimes seems that there are as many styles of homes as there are actual number of houses. While the earliest American houses were largely derived from Emglish or Ditch prototypes, the diversity for which America is so celebrated soon emerged reflecting mostly how Americans used their homes, as well as local and regional tasts as well as vernacular and folk origins from around the world. The variety and dynamism in the style of homes in that emerging, pluralistic society marches on today in homes designed by adventuresome architects and clients. — David Larkin, American Homes: from Colonial Simplicity to the Modern Adventure.

  1. American Foursquare — popular 1890-1930
  2. Art Deco — popular 1925-1940
  3. Art Moderne — popular 1920-1940
  4. Bauhaus Style — popular 1920s-1930s
  5. Beaux Arts — popular 1885-1930
  6. Bungalow — popular 1920-1940
  7. Carpenter Gothic — popular mid 1800s-1940
  8. Chateauesque — popular 1880-1910
  9. Chattel House — popular mid-19th century-present
  10. Classical Revival — popular 1893-1950
  11. Colonial Revival — popular 1880-1955
  12. Cotswold Cottage — popular 1920-1939
  13. Craftsman Bungalow — popular 1905-1930
  14. Eastlake — popular 1880-1910
  15. Federal — popular 1780-1820
  16. Folk Victorian — popular 1870-1910
  17. Georgian — popular 1700-1830
  18. Gothic Revival — popular 1840-1880
  19. Greek Revival — popular 1825-1860
  20. International Style — popular 1930-2000
  21. Italian Renaissance — popular 1890-1935
  22. Italianate — popular 1840-1885
  23. Jacobethan Revival — popular 1890-1940
  24. Mediterranean Revival — popular 1920-1940
  25. Mid-Century Modern — popular 1945-1969
  26. Minimal Traditional — popular 1935-1950
  27. Mission Revival — popular 1890-1920
  28. Neoclassical — popular 1750-1850
  29. Octagon — popular 1850-1870
  30. Prairie — popular 1890-1930
  31. Pueblo — popular 1920-1930
  32. Queen Anne — popular 1880-1910
  33. Ranch — popular 1940-1970
  34. Richardson Romanesque — popular 1880-1900
  35. Rustic Style — popular 1880-1940
  36. Saltbox — popular 1650-1830
  37. Second Empire — popular 1855-1885
  38. Shingle Style — popular 1880-1900
  39. Shotgun Style — popular 1850-1920
  40. Spanish Eclectic — popular 1915-1940
  41. Stick Style — popular 1855-1890
  42. Storybook Style — popular 1919-1940
  43. Swiss Chalet — popular 1850-1930
  44. Three Decker — popular 1870-1920
  45. Tudor — popular 1890-1940
  46. Usonian — popular 1940-1970

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Below are residential and other architectural style categories that are clsssified by the National Register of Historic Places.



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