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Queen Anne Houses

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c. 1880. Pennsylvania Ave., west of Franklin St.
  • Queen Anne Houses (W. Barksdale Maynard)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

These are among the last survivors of dozens of Queen Anne–style houses that once lined this busy route. Unrestored and venerable-looking, these three-story homes are characteristic of that picturesque and medievalizing style, with red brick laid in thin, red mortar joints, slate pantiles on upper walls, pargetting, and steeply pitched roofs. One has eyebrow windows in rakishly pointed, slate-shingled twin gables. The area eastward has still more Queen Anne–style houses surviving from its heyday as an enclave for streetcar commuters in the late nineteenth century.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Queen Anne Houses", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 137-137.

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