Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission

Period Revival style structures were popular during the first forty years of the twentieth century and were patterned after buildings of various earlier periods of architecture both in America and abroad.

Models included:
American Colonial
English Georgian
English Elizabethan (Tudor)
French Norman
Spanish Colonial
Pueblo buildings

General characteristics of the style include an irregular outline and an overall picturesque quality. Basic massing and proportion, as well as materials and details were all freely borrowed from historical examples. Designers emphasized overall effect rather than stylistic accuracy.