Period Revival Styles

Jazmine Hansen

Basics of the Period Revival Styles

Time Period: Late 1800's (about 1880) to the early 1900's (about 1920)


Parapets- low walls or railing along the balcony

Chimney pots- earthenware pipes placed on the tops of chimneys

Societal Influences

World War 1

  • European styles
Nationalistic Pride

  • Increased Colonial revival

Styles of Homes

Colonial Revival Style

  • Doors and Windows are the most distinctive features

  • Prominent
  • Usually has decorative pediment supported by pilasters
  • Pediment may be extended forward and supported by pillars to have an entry porch

  • Appear symmetrical balanced in pairs
  • Usually have double-hung sashes

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Tudor Style

  • Half-timbered look
  • Steeply pitched gables at the front and sides
  • Tall & narrow windows are placed in groups with many small panes
  • Massive chimneys with decorative chimney pots
  • Walls are stucco, brick, and stone
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Chateauesque Style


  • Towers
  • Turrents
  • Ornamental metal cresting
  • Elaborate moldings
  • Relief carvings
  • Arched windows & doorways
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Mission Style


  • Arched doorways & windows
  • Tile roofs
  • Parapets
  • Stucco exterior walls

  • Bell towers
  • Turrets with pyramid-shaped roofs

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Roof Styles



  • A pitched roof that forms triangular end walls


Seen today

Churches, Houses, Banks, Schools, Libraries

  • Double hung windows
  • Gable roofs
  • Bay windows, paired windows, triple windows
  • Symmetrical
  • Columned porch
  • Bell towers
  • Chimney pots
  • Parapets
  • Arched doorways


"Period Revival Building Style - Utah Department of Heritage and Arts."Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. 27 Apr. 2015. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.

Sherwood, Ruth F. Homes and Interiors. 7th ed. Glencoe, 2007. Print.

"Late 19th & Early 20th Century Revival Period." Late 19th & Early 20th Century Revival Period. 2015. Web. 13 Oct. 2015.