Queen Anne 1870-1890

The Queen Anne style enjoyed a brief run in the late 1800’s as another "style of the moment" during the Victorian period. Applied primarily to large homes and smaller public buildings, it features irregular massing, turrets, wraparound porches, and a wide variety of decorative details such as bay windows, balconies, stained glass, brackets, patterned shingles and terracotta plaques.

This exuberant style shaped a handful of buildings and neighborhoods across Boston. William Ralph Emerson's Boston Art Club in Back Bay is a fine example.

Image: Lexington Ave. house, Cambridge, ©Yonward, 2017