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Architectural styles have been identified by library staff using their own judgement and experience. Typically, the one or two dominant styles for a building are chosen when categorizing the architectural style, though on rare occasions we may choose three, but never more.

The second edition of Virgina Savage McAlester's "A Field Guide to American Houses" was used as our authoritative reference material to identify houses, and the formation of our descriptive terms was drawn from both this book and the Getty Institute Art and Architectural Thesaurus.

We realize that others may have differing opinions about the styles chosen for these buildings and we welcome your input; please feel free to use the Contact form to share your thoughts with us.

Art Deco

Art Moderne

Arts and Crafts

Beaux-Arts

Colonial Revival

Craftsman

French Eclectic

Gothic Revival

Greek Revival

Italianate

Italian Renaissance

Minimal Traditional

Mission

Modernistic

Neoclassical

Queen Anne

Richardson Romanesque

Romanesque Revival

Shingle

Spanish Revival

Stick

Swiss Chalet

Tudor

Victorian