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Tudor Eclectic House (1890-1940)

Reference: A Field Guide to American Houses, Virginia & Lee McAlester, 1984.

Tudor “style is loosely based on a variety of early English building traditions ranging from simple folk houses to Late Medieval palaces. The style fits under the Medevial tradition of architecture. Most houses in this style emphasize high-pitched, gabled roofs and elaborated chimneys of Medieval origin, but decorative detailing may draw from renaissance or even the modern Craftsman traditions.” “Decorative (i.e., false) half-timbering, mimicking Medieval infilled timber framing, is a common detail.” Large, elaborated chimneys are favorite details; commonly placed in prominent locations on the front or side of the house. There is an emphasis on steeply pitched, front-facing, dominant gables. The Jacobethan style is a subtype of the Tudor.

6 Janssen Place is an excellent example of a Jacobethan Tudor Eclectic House. It was built in 1909.

3600 Holmes Street is a Tudor that was built in 1926.

3624 Holmes Street, built in 1908, is a Tudor with exposed timbers and front fluted chimney.

3624 Holmes Street