Queen Anne

Queen Anne was the most dominant residential style in the U.S. from 1880 to 1900. Identifying features of the Queen Anne style include a steeply pitched, irregularly shaped roof usually with a dominant front-facing gable and patterned shingles. This style typically has bay windows, picturesque massing and colorful decorative ornamentation. Many structures incorporate partial or full-width one story porches with multiple gables and dormers and occasionally towers and turrets, either round or square. The most common feature of this style is the differing wall textures. This is the most eclectic style of the Victorian era. This style does not focus on specific historical detailing but rather a combination of various forms and styles. It was most commonly used for houses but seldom for commercial structures.