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A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Jersey City's Van Vorst Park Historic District
A Walking Tour of Architectural Styles
Introduction – The Queen Anne

By Herbert J. Githens

An architectural style that broke from monotonous repetition of similar blocks of townhouses and struck a chord of individuality was the Queen Anne. It was purposely asymmetrical or unbalanced in its masonry and placement of architectural features. Details were taken from a "grab-bag" of historical styles. Like the Romanesque Revival, the Queen Anne style was popular in the 1880s and '90s.

Crown
Dome with bell-cast curve mansard of two slopes covered with slate, triangular pediment
 
 
Windows
Curved bow of 3 windows, croisette or cross window, pair of arch headed windows with transoms
 
 
Basement
Watertable with rock-faced stone course, rusticated wall
Wall
Brownstone veneer and carved detail, pressed metal bow, terra cotta panels, wooden bracketed cornice
 
 
Entry
Semicircular arched opening with a rusticated surround, semicircular transom, pair of doors with lighted panels, curved stoop.
Ironwork
Free from designs in cast iron using pipe, bar and plate shapes.

Queen Anne Sash

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