Victorian—minor

Victorian—minor

While there are many more grand old homes on Rivermont Avenue, in the historic district of Lynchburg, Virginia this little place stands out and always catches my eye…

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This Old House

This Old House

This old house is one of my all time favorites on Rivermont Avenue or any where else in Lynchburg, Virginia. I love just about everything about it…especially the porch!

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Virginia School of the Arts

Virginia School of the Arts

I think this school was built in the late 19th century but I am not sure of what type of architecture it is. To me it looks rather eclectic…

If you know please let me know…thanks!

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Lynchburg Red Brick

Lynchburg Red Brick

I must admit that I am not an expert, in any way, in architecture! That said, I believe this to have at least some elements of Greek Revival, and was probably built just prior to the civil war. The bricks are made from our local red clay in Lynchburg, Virginia.

It would please me to no end if someone schooled in architecture would enlighten me on anything I have wrong during this project.

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An Early Victorian

An Early Victorian

Early Victorian structures were relatively simple in style, while those built after the Civil War became more complicated. They combined styles as they saw fit. The end result was often a stunning visual effect. The building styles of post-Civil War America were elaborate and flamboyant, very much fueled by new industrial society. Now, collectively called “Victorian” the architecture was made up of several main styles.

Contemporary critics accuse the Victorians of needless complexity and clutter. Victorian architecture up to 1870 was thought by some, especially Europeans, to be a failure. This near revulsion by critics was expressed at first only by a few, but as the decade went on, criticism increased.

The latter part of the nineteenth century brought a new attitude toward color. Before then, the houses of the tract builders tended to be painted all one color, usually white, beige or gray. By 1887, many people were painting their houses in lighter, brighter colors. The vibrant colors are one of the more easily identifiable features of Victorian architecture today. http://www.victorianstation.com/vicarch.html

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