Colonial Revival Style

This style dates (1880-1955).

The term “Colonial Revival” encompasses several different architectural styles (including Georgian Revival, Dutch Colonial, Spanish Colonial, and Tudor Revival) that were rooted in a renewed interest in early colonial American history. This nostalgia was first fueled by the 1876 celebration of America’s centennial, and a growing interest in historic preservation. For some, the Colonial Revival was a reaction against the perceived excesses of ornate Victorian architecture. Plans for Colonial Revival houses could be mail ordered from Sears, Roebuck and other companies, and form the inspiration for post-World War II suburban.

Characteristics include:
• Formal, symmetrical façades with rectangular shapes
• Central entry porches with classical columns
• Paneled front doors with decorative door crowns or pediments
• Use of fanlights and sidelights around doorways
• Decorative cornices and widely spaced windows emphasizing a horizontal orientation
• Use of red brick with light-colored trim