VICTORIAN ERA (1860-1910)

Victorian architecture actually refers to a number of architecture styles that emerged during the reign of Queen Victoria. The styles that we call “Victorian” evolved out of England’s gothic style architecture, in part, thanks to technological advances from the industrial revolution. Victorian homes are often tall and narrow with bright colors, and elaborate decoration and trim. Also common are towers or turrets, bay windows, and wrap-around porches.


Popular architectural styles during the Victorian era include-

  • Italianete- featuring low-pitched roofs, wide eaves with ornamental brackets, and a tall appearance.
  • Queen Anne- elaborate styles often with towers or turrets, porches and balconies, and decorative spindles.
  • Folk Victorian- simple, square or symmetrical shapes, porches, and bracketed eaves.
  • Eastlake/Stick- featuring ornamental details and decorative half-timbering, steep, gabled roofs, and rectangular shape.