Architectural Style – Colonial Revival

As Americans sought to express their patriotism by returning to classic architectural styles, Colonial Revival became a standard in the 19th and 20th centuries within the United States. During that time, builders romanticized colonial architecture, designing rectangular-shaped homes that were 2 to 3 stories tall.  The living areas are on the first floor and bedrooms are on the upper floors.  Colonial Revival houses have a symmetrical façade, brick or wood siding, simple detailing, a gabled roof, and dormers.  They have a temple-like entrance, with pillars or columns and porticos topped by pediments.  They have multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters. The Colonial Revivals, like this 1925 home in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood of Saint Paul, were so popular, homes of this style were still being built until the mid-1950's.

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