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The Victorian architectural period dating from 1825 to about 1900 generally corresponds to the reign of Queen Victoria in England (1837-1901 . This era was the boom of industrialization and brought about many innovations in architecture . These designs which are often characterized as fancy and lofty and at times romantic ironically emerged during the age of machines . Earlier during this period styles were relatively simple but soon after the Civil War house designs became more complicated (Victorian Station , 2006 . Buildings during the Victorian times were a mix of several styles thus creating unique and

br sometimes quirky buildings with stunning visual effect . The several main styles that made up Victorian architecture are Italianate , Second Empire , Queen Anne and Stick architecture (Craven

The Stick Style is an important style but relatively rare in Victorian architecture . Though short-lived , its prominent features flourished and were often mixed with a more popular and feminine ' style , the Queen Anne . The elements of the stick style had begun appearing in 1850s until 1890 . But it was particularly popular during the 1870s , after the national economy recovered from the financial panic of 1873 (Carney Library , 2006 . Among the known architects of that period who made use this design were H .H . Richardson and Richard Morris Hunt

Vincent Scully was the first to coin the term stick ' style in his architectural writings in 1950s . At first homes with this style were called modern ' with Gothic , Swiss or English cottage (Carney Library 2006 . Among the prominent features of this style are seen on the exterior wall surfaces which place emphasis on patterns and lines . The use of sticks ' or flat board banding and other applied ornamentation in geometric patterns adorn clapboard wall surfaces . Houses built in this style have assymetrical…...

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