1895 - 1930: American Foursquare  Prairie Architecture Inspires Practical Box-Shaped Homes  The Foursquare style, sometimes called the Prairie Box, can be found in nearly every part of the United States.

1895 - 1930: American Foursquare Prairie Architecture Inspires Practical Box-Shaped Homes The Foursquare style, sometimes called the Prairie Box, can be found in nearly every part of the United States.

Folk Victorian Houses | Home Styles Guide - North American Houses and Residential Architecture ... Adore that porch!  I love big porches I can't deny!

American Home Styles, 1600 to Today

Folk Victorian Houses | Home Styles Guide - North American Houses and Residential Architecture ... Adore that porch! I love big porches I can't deny!

Shotgun Houses : The entire house is no wider than 12 feet (3.5 meters) Rooms are arranged in a single row, without hallways The living room is at the front, with bedrooms and kitchen behind The house has two doors, one at the front and one at the rear A long pitched roof provides natural ventilation The house may rest on stilts to prevent flood damage

Shotgun Houses : The entire house is no wider than 12 feet (3.5 meters) Rooms are arranged in a single row, without hallways The living room is at the front, with bedrooms and kitchen behind The house has two doors, one at the front and one at the rear A long pitched roof provides natural ventilation The house may rest on stilts to prevent flood damage

A classic American foursquare in Alton, Illinois: Wood sided with a beltcourse and a bay window.

A classic American foursquare in Alton, Illinois: Wood sided with a beltcourse and a bay window.

American Foursquare style explanation

American Foursquare style explanation

House Styles: 1840 - 1885: Italianate House: Victorian Italianate homes usually have flat or low-pitched roofs and large brackets in the eaves.

House Style Guide to the American Home

House Styles: 1840 - 1885: Italianate House: Victorian Italianate homes usually have flat or low-pitched roofs and large brackets in the eaves.

Creative builders often dressed up the basic foursquare form. Although foursquare houses are always the same square shape, they can have features borrowed from any of these styles:  Queen Anne - bay windows, small towers, or "gingerbread" trim; Mission - stucco siding and roof parapets; Colonial Revival - pediments or porticos; Craftsman - exposed roof rafters, beamed ceilings, built-in cabinetry, and carefully crafted woodwork. This photo is a 1901 Foursquare in Denver.

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Creative builders often dressed up the basic foursquare form. Although foursquare houses are always the same square shape, they can have features borrowed from any of these styles: Queen Anne - bay windows, small towers, or "gingerbread" trim; Mission - stucco siding and roof parapets; Colonial Revival - pediments or porticos; Craftsman - exposed roof rafters, beamed ceilings, built-in cabinetry, and carefully crafted woodwork. This photo is a 1901 Foursquare in Denver.

The Foursquare, or Box, is a type rather than a style. It is characterized by its cubic form and simple, economical floor plan. 1895-1930.

The Foursquare, or Box, is a type rather than a style. It is characterized by its cubic form and simple, economical floor plan. 1895-1930.

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