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Sub Section: Architecture, Victorian Style Homes and Mansions of the Rich and Famous
"When viewing the architecture of the period the term that can best describe the age is "eclecticism", the liberty to choose from many styles. As a result of this eclecticism, styles came and went overlapping and flowing one into another during the period we call the Victorian Age."  A brief architectural description on the Homes and Mansions of the Wealthy.
 
Article Name: Old Mansions Of The West Bronx
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11/22/2010

 
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 Miriam Medina

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Article Name: The Mansions Along Fifth Avenue 1882
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

 Miriam Medina

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Article Name: The Houses of Lafayette Place
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: Elegant Country Seats of Wealthy Long islanders 1896
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: Georgian Court 1899
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: H.O. Havemeyer's Venice 1897
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: Newport's Villas 1878
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: Picturesque Estates of Nassau County 1899
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: Sketch of An Old House: The Lefferts Mansion 1887
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Web  Link: Biltmore House
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Explore Biltmore

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Web Link: Bolt Castle was built for George C.Boldt. Work was stopped on its construction in 1904.
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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1000 Islands

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Web Link: Belcourt Castle: former home of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Rhode island Historic Sites

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Web Link: Babcock-Smith House
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Babcock-Smith House.com

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Web Link: The Eagle's Nest  at Centerport, N.Y. is the former home of William K. Vanderbilt II. It was built between 1910 & 1913.
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum

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Web Link: A Short History of Philipse Manor Hall
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11/22/2010

 
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Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Inc.

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Web Link: Newport Mansions
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11/22/2010

 
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The Preservation Society of Newport County

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Web Link: Home of Frederic Edwin Church and Isabele Carnes Church
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: The Clermont Estate
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: The Wilderstein
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, N.Y.
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: Locust Grove: The Samuel F.B. Morse Estate
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: Lyndhurst Estate
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: Sunnyside: Country Home of Washington Irving
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Hudson Valley Network, Inc.

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Web Link: The Millionaire's Row
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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PBS.org

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Sub Section: The Architects
"The architect's profession is that of building, and he  not only builds structures of practical use, but he attempts also to produce buildings of artistic appearance, which add to the general beauty of their surroundings. The architect thus has a great responsibility, for not only does he, by his work, express the ideals of beauty and comfort of his time, but he also has a wonderful opportunity to guide the taste of the public along the lines of good design and artistic expression."
 
Article Name: An Architect's Views Of the Practice of His Art In Brooklyn 1886
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Miriam Medina

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Article Name: New York Architect: Harry William Greene
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: New York Architect: I. Edgar Hill
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: New York Architect: David Dell Kieff
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Transcriber:

Miriam Medina

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Article Name: New York Architect: Addison Farwell Lansing
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Miriam Medina

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Web Link: Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867-April 9, 1959)
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Wikipedia

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Web Link: Richard Morris Hunt
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Carrere & Hastings
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Delano & Aldrich
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Cass Gilbert
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: George Lewis Heins and Christopher Grant Lafarge
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Napoleon Eugene Henry Charles Le Brun
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: McKim, Mead, and White
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Olmsted and Vaux
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: John Augustus Roebling
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Edward Durell Stone
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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nyc-architecture.com

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Web Link: Stanford White, Designer of Elegant Long Island House For The Gilded Age
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Newsday.com

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Web Link: They Made A Difference: McKim, Mead & White, Architects
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Newsday.com

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Web Link: Career in Architecture
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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oldandsold.com

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Web Link: History of the American Institute of Architects
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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aia.org

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Web Link: John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Times.com

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Web Link: Marian Cruger Coffin (1876-1957)
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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University of Delaware

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Web Link: Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948)
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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University of Delaware

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Sub Section: Architectural Styles
"The term style refers to the consistent qualities and features that link different works together into groups. The concept of style includes form elements, the relationships of those forms, the qualities of the work of art (including expression), and even subjects. Style is an abstract concept or structure; no one work from any period embodies all aspects of a style." A Digital Archive of American Architecture.
 
Web Link: The Victorian Villa Architectural Style
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11/22/2010

 
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victorianvilla.com

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Web Link: Victorian Houses: A Guide to the Major Architectural Styles
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Dave's Victorian House Site

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Web Link: Styles of Architecture in Buffalo, New York
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
Website:

Buffalo Architecture and History

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Web Link: Residential Architecture of Washington, D.C., and Its Suburbs
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Library of Congress

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Web Link: Sims-Mitchell: Italian Villa Style
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Villa.com

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Web Link: Victorian and Edwardian Houses with Gambrel Roofs
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: Architectural Styles Victorian Era
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Victoria Station

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Web Link: Victorian  Style Architecture: Neoclassicism
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Economic expert

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Web Link: Gothic Revival 1830-1875 The Pointed Style
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Realviews.com

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Web Link: Queen Anne Architecture: Reigning Style of the Industrial Age in America
1880s-1890s
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architecture.about.com

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Web Link: Victorian Italianate Architecture c1840-c1885
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architecture.about.com

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Web Link: Victorian "Stick" (Eastlake Style) 1860-1890
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architecture.about.com

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Web Link: Shingle Style 1874-1910
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architecture.about.com

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Web Link: Victorian Homes
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Bazaar

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Web Link: Victorian Gothic House Styles: History and Pictures
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architecture.about.com

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Web Link: Architecture in Ashville, North Carolina
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Ashville, North Carolina National Register

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Web Link: Pictures of Romanesque Revival 1870-1900
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architectural Styles of America

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Web Link: Pictures of Queen Anne Architecture: 1880-1900
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architectural Styles of America

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Web Link: Beaux Arts Architecture: 1893-1929
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architectural Styles of America

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Web Link: Pictures of Neoclassical Architecture: 1893-1940
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Architectural Styles of America

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Web Link: The Metcalfe House: A Building in the "Early Colonial Style by McKim, Mead and White
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architectural Museum

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Web Link: Octagon House: 1850-1860
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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oldhouseweb

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Web Link: The American Four-Square 1890-1930s
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11/22/2010

 
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oldhouseweb

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Web Link: The Prairie Style House: 1900-1920
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11/22/2010

 
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oldhouseweb

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Web Link: Victorian Shingle Style Houses: 1880-1900
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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oldhouseweb

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Sub Section: Interior Design of Victorian Homes
"Early Victorian styles reflected the end of the Federal and Empire styles and tended to be neat and plain. Late Victorian styles reflected the opulent “gilded age” with an abundance of clutter and decoration. An effort was made to create a lavish feeling of comfort and warmth. This was achieved by the use of multiple layers of curtains and drapes on the windows; upholstered, trimmed and tasseled furniture; and the use of throws and other textiles over furnishings in an effort to soften straight edges. Fancy and novelty decorative objects and naturalistic or trompe l’oeil effects such as in wallpapers and carpets provided a sense of fantasy." Hunter House Museum
 
Web Link: High Victorian: Interior of A.T. Stewart Residence, New York City, New York (now demolished)
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: Victorian Eclectic: Interior of Marquand Residence, New York City, New York
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: Walls and Ceilings: Victorian Era
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Station

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Web Link: Curtains
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11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Station

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Web Link: Morning Room: Ansley Wilcox Mansion / Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architecture

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Web Link: Interior Photos of the Spencer Kellogg Jr. House in Buffalo
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architectural Museum

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Web Link: First Floor Interior Photos of the August Feine House in Buffalo
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architectural Museum

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Web Link: Interior Photos of the Richmond-Lockwood House in Buffalo
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architectural Museum

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Web Link: Photos of the Reception Room of the Williams Pratt House-in Buffalo
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architectural Museum

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Web Link: Interior Photos of the Bessie Sweet Truscott House in Buffalo, N.Y.
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Buffalo Architectural Museum

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Web Link: Suggestions for Decorating a Parlor in a Modest Home by Calvert Vaux, 1857
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11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: Floors
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11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Station

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Web Link: Bathroom Designs, circa 1904
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11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: American Tudor: Interior of Mrs. Charles M. Coffin's Home, Montclair, New Jersey
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: Kitchens
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11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Station

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Web Link: Interior of the Whitney House, New York City, New York
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Vintage Designs

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Web Link: Bedrooms
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11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Station

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Web Link: Chanler House, interior, Tuxedo Park, NY (LOC Photo Display)
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11/22/2010

 
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Library of Congress

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Web Link: Babson House, Living Room, Riverside, Il.
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Library of Congress

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Web Link: Interior of the MacKay House; Roslyn, New York
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11/22/2010

 
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vintage designs

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Web Link: The Victorian Bathroom 1899
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11/22/2010

 
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Victoriana

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Web Link: American Victorian Interior Design
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11/22/2010

 
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Hunter House Museum

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Web Link: House Interior, New York, New York
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Library of Congress

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Web Link: Inside a Victorian era Home (Home interiors were quite dark with busily patterned wallpaper. )
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11/22/2010

 
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Fashion Era

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Web Link: Victorian Chairs
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11/22/2010

 
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Web Link: Victorian Bedroom
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Victorian Decorating Blogspot

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Web Link: Victorian Mirrors  (Reproductions)
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11/22/2010

 
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Magnolia Hall

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Sub Section: Renovating Victorian Homes
"While it is common to call a house built from 1830 to 1900 a "Victorian house," the term "Victorian" actually represents a period in history. During this period, there were several common architectural styles, each with unique characteristics. While early Victorian dwellings were simple in style, those built after the Civil War took on more elaborate designs. Today, many of those dwellings receive attention for their distinct old house renovations. " Oldhouseweb.
 
Web Link: Renovate With Elaborate Details of Victorian Style
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11/22/2010

 
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Oldhouseweb

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Web Link: Virginia Victorian Revival
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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Oldhouseweb

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Web Link: Restoration of Victorian Homes 1840-1900
Date Posted:

11/22/2010

 
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e-restores.com

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