Popular from 1880 to the early 1900’sPopular from 1880 to the early 1900 s,
Queen Anne style homes typically have
gable fronts, patterned shingles, and large
one-story porches with turned posts and
Colonial Revival homes have symmetrical
facades with accentuated front doors, often
with a columned portico. Windows frequently
have shutters, and one-story side porches are
Si il h C l i l R i l i h iSimilar to the Colonial Revival with its
symmetrical façade and center door, the
Dutch Colonial is distinguished by its
gambrel style roofline.g y
American Foursquare homes are distinguished by theirAmerican Foursquare homes are distinguished by their
square, box shape. Typically two or two-and-one-half
stories tall, they feature a full one-story front porch,
dormers on the main façade, and a low, hipped roof.
Tudor Revival is known for its steeply pitchedTudor Revival is known for its steeply pitched
gables and decorative half timbering. It is very
common for the entryway to have a projecting
front gable with a roofline that comes almost
to the ground.
Like Colonial Revival and Dutch Colonial,
C t l h t d t b t i lCape style houses tend to be very symmetrical
around a central front door. Steeply pitched
roof lines may include gable front dormers.
Traditional Capes include a central chimney,
although some styles support a chimney only
on one end.
The Bungalow is one of the most common types of
hit t i A d B larchitecture in Ardmore. Bungalows are one or one-
and-one-half story homes with deep porches that have
tapered or square columns. Gable or shed roof
dormers are frequently
seen projecting from the
C S l hiCottage Style architecture encompasses a range
of styles. Loosely, they are one-and-one-half
story homes that lack front porches. Some have
multiple front gables, and most have a prominentp g , p
R h l h l i lRanch style houses are long, single story
homes that became popular in the 1950’s.
Clean lines, casual style, and single level
living made them very popular choicesg y p p
for post-war subdivisions.
F h b i i f h i hb h dFrom the beginnings of the neighborhood,
Ardmore had a variety of housing types,
including duplex living. Mostly, duplex
housing mimicked the styles of theg y
neighboring single family homes,
with some eclectic exceptions!
Apartment houses, like duplexes, have always beenp , p , y
part of the Ardmore landscape. These three
apartment buildings are almost identical in construction.
Do you know where they are?
Wh lki dWhen walking around
admiring our wonderful
architecture, don’t forget
to look at what is under
Frank L. Saunders Co.
How do we want Ardmore to look in the future?
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