1900s-1930s

Elizabethan, Tudor, Half-Timbered

2 stories

This is another of the many Revival Style houses of the early 20th century. Half-timbering was characteristic of  buildings in Medieval Europe (5th -14th centuries) when beams held up buildings and the spaces between the beams were filled with sticks and plaster or bricks.  

In the U.S. however, half-timbering is only a decorative --albeit distinctive--  covering of frame construction. Yet these were usually very expensive house with massive sculptured chimneys with chimney pots, reddish bricks and stucco, complicated peaked roofs, and small leaded glass windows.

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turned-to-the-side version,
Third Ward

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massive version,
Third Ward

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brick & stucco,
Third Ward

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only a touch of Tudor,
Third Ward

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simple version
Third Ward

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2-story suburban Ranch version,
Putnam Heights

Most Elizabethan, Half-Timbered, or Tudor Revival houses have these features:
2-2.5 stories
steep gabled roofs
half-timbering and stucco
small leaded glass windows

Created by Jason Coleman, 9 June 1997; last revised 5 June 2002.