Queen Ann Style, St. Pauls Ave. Staten IslandQueen Anne ruled Great Britain from March 8, 1702 until May 1, 1707. During her reign, art and science progressed. The architect Sir John Vanbrugh, for example, designed many new buildings during her time. By 1870's, the name Queen Anne became a popular name for houses of a certain type of architecture in Britain. By 1880, the name Queen Anne was used to classify houses being built in the United States. None of these three architectural styles, however, have anything to do with one another.

Up until about 1910, Queen Anne-style houses were very popular in the United States. There are several distinguishing features which classify the architectural style. For the most part, Queen Anne-style houses have delicate, turned spindles. Others may just…

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Greek Revival Style, The Seguine Mansion Princes Bay

In 1762, "The Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece" was published by James Stuart and Nicholas Revett, two architects from England who had travelled to Greece to study its ancient architecture. Upon their return from Greece, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Lyttelton, had Stuart create Hagley Hall, the first Greek building to be constructed in England. Many architects used this newfound style for ideas, but it was kept quiet until the nineteenth century. During the early years of the 1800's, William Wilkins went on to be become a prominent architect of the Greek Revival-style in England.

"The Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece" was not only popular among architects in England. In 1803, President Thomas…

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Tudor Home Style Staten IslandThe reign of the Tudor dynasty in England began in 1485 and ended in 1603. During this time, the architectural Tudor-style was introduced. This style mimicked some of the aspects of Medieval cottages. The characteristics of Tudor-style houses included black-and-white half-timbering; porches with pillars to support a jettied gallery above; thatched roofs with high chimneys; cross gables; tall, narrow doors; and tall, narrow and mullioned windows. The Tudor-style home also made use of the Tudor arch, which normally has more width than it does height, with a pointed apex that seems to have been crushed. (Pictured left Tudor Style Home in Randall Manor, Staten Island)

During the nineteenth century, revivalisms were being done of past architectural…

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