Craftsman Style Looks Forward to 20th Century
A collection of articles on Alameda History by Dennis Evanosky and Eric J. Kos
The Colonial Revival style, which began in Philadelphia in 1876, blossomed into a movement and continued into the 20th century. The style was echoed there 22 years later with the 1898 restoration of Independence Hall.
Styles prevalent during the reign of Queen Victoria came to full blossom with the arrival of the Queen Anne style in 1876. Alameda Architect Charles Shaner, whose home in that very style is pictured at the right, played on important role in dressing Alameda in the style’s regalia.
Three types of Stick-style houses have been identified: gabled roof, towered and townhouse. Each of these types had appeared in Alameda by the mid-1880s when this “modern” style had gained popularity.
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