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Part Two of our architectural style digest (read Part One here: http://blog.preservationnation.org/2013/04/09/10-on-tuesday-buying-a-historic-home-whats-your-style-part-1/#.UWxmE8otDct) offers definitions and examples of houses from approximately 1855 up to 1960.
When you’re looking at historic houses, it’s important to remember that many are not exactly a single kind of style. You’ll discover that some have used other materials or details not found in the technical definition, or alterations, additions, and updates have melded two different styles together.
These nuances and variations are what make each historic house special and oftentimes historically significant. So preserve them, celebrate them, and enjoy them!