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Victorian Architecture

Friday, November 25th, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Victorian architecture was born during the reign of Queen Victoria in Great Britain.  The combination of Gothic and Italianate styles influenced the creation of Victorian architecture. A Victorian style building is narrow and tall with a steep roof, bay windows, cone shaped turrets and stairs to the front door. San Francisco is a great example of where to find an abundant amount of Victorian style homes.  The colourful Victorians decorate the hills in San Francisco because they were easy to build side by side. The most famous Victorians in San Francisco are located on Steiner Street and are referred as “Postcard Row.”