Tudor Revival 1880-1900

An echo of the English Arts and Craft movement reverberates in a handful of Tudor-inspired structures built across Boston in the late Victorian period. A few larger buildings took inspiration from medieval castles.

The Tudor Revival referenced the simple but quaintly picturesque fifteenth-century Elizabethan cottage, in contrast to the Gothic Revival’s penchant for quoting churches of the same medieval period. While windows featured true leaded glass, the lookalike "frame" of thin boards atop stucco or wood-framed walls only mimicked the earlier weight-bearing heavy timbers.

Image: Kennedy Road home, Cambridge, by Ralph Adams Cram. ©Yonward, 2017