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Queen Anne, a type of Victorian style, was an architectural trend of the 1880s and 1890s. The ornate elements of these homes were made possible by new technologies developed during the industrial revolution. These homes are easy to identify. Notable features include:
- steep roofs and decorative shingles
- bay windows
- ornamental spindles and brackets
- a sweep of steps leading to a carved stone door-case
- rows of painted sash windows in boxes set flush with the brickwork
- stone quoins emphasizing corners
- a central triangular pediment set against a hipped roof with dormers
- typically box-like “double pile” plans, two rooms deep
And yes! There are a good number of Queen Anne homes in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood!
Built in 1896, this Queen Anne house was designed by the firm of George Franklin Barber.
St. Paul, Minnesota
John Steinbeck’s childhood home
Built in 1897, this Queen Anne house became home to the Steinbeck family in 1900. John Steinbeck was born and spent his boyhood here.
This Queen Anne has a staggering 13 bedrooms. Built in 1893, its original listing price was $4,500.
Henry Miller House
Built in 1894, and later owned by Miller, a county judge. In 1982 the Henry Miller House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.