Victorian Architecture


California is one of the most beguiling instances of Victorian Architecture. The Carson Mansion, with its 18 rooms and excess of 16,200 square feet was constructed between 1884 and 1886. The cost of this structure was an incredible $80,000. It is a blend of each of the winsome modus operandi of Victorian Architecture and is the most photographed house and most written about in California, possibly the U.S.

Victorian Architecture is known by many other names and can be of various styles. The Victorian Architecture has an establishment whose period overlaps the reign of Queen Victoria, for whom it was named. These structures are highly embellish and so aptly nicknamed Gingerbread houses for all of their segments and gingerbread type scroll work and ornamentation.

Interestingly enough, in the U.S., Toledo, Ohio is recognized as having one of the largest collections of Victorian homes, East of the Mississippi. Boston is noted in the National Register of Historic Places as having the oldest Victorian neighborhood in the U.S.

But of course, the U.S. is not the only single place where these complex creations of Victorian Architecture can be discovered. The range of Notable Victorian era cities start from London to Glasgow to Melbourne and to New Orleans.

Typical Victorian Architecture is grand in size, containing many functional rooms and passageways throughout the structure. Most throughout the country are not only fancifully decorated with intricate woodwork throughout, but they are usually known for their grand color schemes, both on the exterior and interior. Large inviting rooms welcome guests into their depths.

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