Appreciate Local Architecture – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Davida Erdahl

When we speak about true estate, we gossip: selling price, tackle, status. When we speak about architecture, we pontificate: blah, blah, blah. But talking—knowledgeably—about homes doesn’t demand an sophisticated degree. In truth of the matter, we’re all finding out structures these times on these marathon walks via our neighborhoods. So what do you simply call these homes with the half-timbered beams? What is the variation among Italianate and Queen Anne? Browse this (drawn from well known homes in the Cities), print it out, and get prepared to lecture your (gossipy) buddies.


Prairie (Foursquare type) 

(1905–1920)

Glimpse for a flattish (hipped) roof with prolonged eaves and rows of patterned home windows (a fortune to switch!). Possibly stucco, wooden, or brick with weighty sq. columns. The massing may resemble a series of squares with no very clear center.


Craftsman/Arts and Crafts/Bungalow 

(1890s–present)

You know these homes! Usually one particular or one particular

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