The Union Triangle Neighborhood
Colonial Revival Styles
As the century turned, Victorian architecture began to streamline. Architects and builders were drawing on ideas borrowed from America's Colonial past. Simple, symmetrical shapes combined with classical details such as pilasters and pediments.
The development of the Union Triangle Neighborhood illustrates America's movement away from Victorian embellishments. Homes on Gillespie Street are predominantly Queen Anne, while houses constructed just a few years later show increasingly more Colonial Revival influences. The contrast of architectural styles within our four-block neighborhood shows a dramatic shift in the way Americans thought and lived as the country moved into the twentieth century.