The Union Triangle Neighborhood
Queen Anne Style
Many homes in the Union Triangle Neighborhood were constructed during the 1880s, a time when Queen Anne architecture was the height of fashion. Queen Anne was a style of the machine age, made possible by new technologies. Builders often lavished these homes with pattered shingles, decorative moldings, and other mass-produced, pre-cut details.
You can recognize a Queen Anne home by its complicated, asymmetrical shape. Many have round turrets or large bay windows. Some Queen Anne homes also have detailed spindlework or "gingerbread" embellishments. Some are constructed of masonry with patterned brickwork over windows and doors.