Historic Washington Park • Meridian~Kessler
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Architectural Styles

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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

STYLE • Craftsman

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

STYLE • Prairie

An indigenous American style developed by a group of creative architects in Chicago around the beginning of the 20th Century has come to be known as the Prairie Style. In Washington Park, the style is manifested mainly...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

STYLE • Italian Renaissance

Features of the Italian Renaissance architectural style include: Low-pitched hipped roof (flat in some examples); roof typically covered by ceramic tiles; upper-story windows smaller and less elaborate than windows below; commonly with arches above doors, first-story windows,...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

STYLE • Tudor Revival

The Tudor Revival style features: Steeply pitched roof, usually side-gabled (less commonly hipped or front gabled); facade dominated by one or more prominent cross gables, usually steeply pitched; decorative (i.e., not structural) half-timbering present on about half of...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

STYLE • Colonial Revival

The Colonial Revival style features: Accentuated front door, normally with decorative crown (pediment) supported by pilasters, or extended forward and supported by slender columns to form entry porch: doors commonly have overhead fanlights or sidelights; facade normally shows...