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Art Deco + Art Moderne (Streamline Moderne): 1920 – 1945

by Hänsel Hernández-Navarro (photo of San Francisco's 1922 Castro Theatre by WindingRoad)   If there’s one thing we love about CIRCA, it’s the chance to “tour” the great vernacular architecture that makes America wonderful. Love art deco & moderne? You’re most certainly not alone! Join Hänsel as he teaches us all about the Art Deco & Art Moderne styles.   The earlier style, Art...

SHINGLE STYLE

by Hänsel Hernández-Navarro (photo by WindingRoad) If there's one thing we love about CIRCA, it's the chance to "tour" the great vernacular architecture that makes America wonderful. Love shingles? You're most certainly not alone! Join Hänsel as he teaches us all about the Shingle style.   The Shingle Style 1880 – 1900   The Shingle Style originated in New England in the 1880s and and became...

Queen Anne: 1880 – 1910

by Hänsel Hernández-Navarro (photo by WindingRoad) If there's one thing we love about CIRCA, it's the chance to "tour" the great vernacular architecture that makes America wonderful. Love Victorians? You're most certainly not alone! Join Hänsel as he teaches us all about the Queen Anne style.   When one thinks of Victorian houses, the variety of architecture styles in America in the period 1840s...

Romanesque Revival: 1840 – 1900

by Hänsel Hernández-Navarro (photo of Cupples House by Matthew Black) If there's one thing we love about CIRCA, it's the chance to "tour" the great vernacular architecture that makes America wonderful. Today Hänsel is teaching all about the Romanesque Revival style!   From the 1820s through the 1840s there was a vital new influence in American life coming from Germany. This interest in Germany...

Greek Revival: 1830 – 1865

by Hänsel Hernández-Navarro If there's one thing we love about CIRCA, it's the chance to "tour" the great vernacular architecture that makes America wonderful. We're fascinated with the sweeping Southern porches, the Pueblo Revival homes of the Southwest, and the Craftsman bungalows dotting the Pacific Northwest. The midwest offers classic American Foursquares and majestic Queen Anne beauties, and New...

The Prairie Style: 1900 – 1915

by Hänsel Hernández-Navarro If there's one thing we love about CIRCA, it's the chance to "tour" the great vernacular architecture that makes America wonderful. We're fascinated with the sweeping Southern porches, the Pueblo Revival homes of the Southwest, and the Craftsman bungalows dotting the Pacific Northwest. The midwest offers classic American Foursquares and majestic Queen Anne beauties, and New...

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