The relatively simple gothic revival style was the first departure from the rectangular Colonial footprints of the 18th century. Earlier houses, built primarily of local materials, were usually devoid of ornamentation except what could be laboriously produced by local craftsmen. It was expensive and thus sparely used. Victorian architecture changed all that. The Gothic house was the initial example of industrial abundance reflecting the increasing wealth of Americans.

The relatively simple gothic revival style was the first departure from the rectangular Colonial footprints of the 18th century. Earlier houses, built primarily of local materials, were usually devoid of ornamentation except what could be laboriously produced by local craftsmen. It was expensive and thus sparely used. Victorian architecture changed all that. The Gothic house was the initial example of industrial abundance reflecting the increasing wealth of Americans.

The windows and doors in historic homes usually have much more trim detail to accent them than modern homes do. Love the gingerbread on this old home! We specialize in replacement windows and doors for older and historic homes in the Minneapolis MN area.

https://flic.kr/p/2sB4du | Bayless-Selby home | 1898 seven room Victorian, Denton, Texas   In February, 1998, the City of Denton announced an auction for the house that is now the Bayless-Selby House Museum.  Mildred Hawk of Denton, a member of the Denton County Historical Commission, was the successful bidder.  In April, Mrs. Hawk gave the house to the Historical Commission for restoration as a museum.  In June, the house was moved to its present location on site in the newly-created…

https://flic.kr/p/2sB4du | Bayless-Selby home | 1898 seven room Victorian, Denton, Texas In February, 1998, the City of Denton announced an auction for the house that is now the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Mildred Hawk of Denton, a member of the Denton County Historical Commission, was the successful bidder. In April, Mrs. Hawk gave the house to the Historical Commission for restoration as a museum. In June, the house was moved to its present location on site in the newly-created…

From traditional to Tudor, Cape Cod to Colonial, these homes capture the timeless charm of classic architectural and design styles. From the experts at HGTV.com.

From traditional to Tudor, Cape Cod to Colonial, these homes capture the timeless charm of classic architectural and design styles. From the experts at HGTV.com.

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