The Queen Anne Architectural style straddled the latter of the late 19th century and into the early decades of the 20th, more or less from the 1880’s and then petering out by the 1920’s or so, although many architects who practiced the style were still building into the Depression. Queen Anne in America was relatively short lived, but is widely recognizable. I always think of it as the overly ornate, sometimes gothic wedding cake style. Hardly a technically accurate or adequate description, but should serve to jog readers memory a bit.
Personally I’ve always love The Queen Anne Style, its very unique in its look and the relative sparse population of buildings in the style, especially in New York City, means its always fun to stumble across an example tucked away on the streets. To that end, while we’ve written about a few of the architects here and will continue to do so, I thought this would be a good page to start keeping track of and listing the architects who are most representative.
Ephraim Francis Baldwin
Henry Hobson Richardson
William Appleton Potter
Peter R. Schmidt
By no means is this list even vaguely complete, and I / we will be adding to it as time passes and we find more architects