I believe when the general public thinks of Victorian houses they are imagining the Queen Anne styled house. They can vary greatly in looks, yet are somehow easy to recognize. They are asymmetrical and the overall design is rather irregular. They generally have but not always, bay windows, extended or wrap around porches, balconies, turrets and towers, brackets, gingerbread trim, stained glass and fish scale siding. The roofs are irregular and may have small gabled roofs and windows pop out of nowhere so to speak. In addition some will have a touch of a previous or later style to form a hybrid. Any number of these characteristics may be combined together and one never knows quite what to expect.
Indianapolis - Old Northside
This Queen Anne House located on Park Avenue near 16th street, has the typical large porch with spindle work, a turret & tower with a finial on the dome top, and an irregular gabled roof.
It was in need of paint and repairs for a long time and the dome roof of the tower sit in the yard for years. I was very happy when I saw it being restored. The large carriage house can be seen behind the house. Photo was taken on November 22, 2009.
This Queen Anne home also has the many gabled roof with at least one dormer, a turret & tower, and a wrap around porch. It is located on North 10th Street. This view is looking southwest and was taken on April 2, 2010.
This beautiful home was built in 1893 in the Queen Anne with a Romanesque style influence. It also has the wrap around porch as well as another porch that is out of sight in this view. A round turret & tower with a conical roof topped with a finial. The roof as well as the porch have their various detailed work and then there is what appears to be stained or leaded glass and also the small window. All makes for a wonderful Queen Anne.
This photograph was taken on April 2, 2010 and two other views of the mansion can be seen under the "Noblesville" on page 2 & 3 in Hamilton County.
This Queen Anne features a large rounded turret and tower with plenty of windows. A nice rounded stone pillared portico and balcony adds a certain touch. It is located on West 8th Street and the photo was taken on March 18, 2010.
The unusual iron crested roof dormer on the top, the squared extended corner and the gingerbread wall treatment marks this house as very different. It boasts of a nicely detailed tower and roof also.
This old home has seen it’s better days, however the new owners are restoring it and have been doing so for five years. They were working on it when I took the photos below and they invited me in for a look. They are doing an excellent job and are planning to keep it original with a few ‘better’ improvements. All of the plaster was off except in the entry way and four or five of the original fireplaces still exist. The owner said the house was started in 1894 and took quite a while to finish it. This photo was taken on Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2009. Another view can be seen under "Knightstown" on Page 2 in Henry County.
A squared tower makes this Queen Anne a bit different. It has a large wrap around spindled porch and look at those beautiful spindled balconies! A good number of gables with their own finials and I can imagine the house with iron cresting.
This house was built
in 1892 and is used as a business. Looking toward the southwest in the
morning. Another view can be seen under "Noblesville" on page 2 which a bit of the carriage house.
This large three story house has some Queen Anne characteristics. A turret with a conical roof and finial, fish scale siding, a couple of porches and a railed balcony. It is located on East Conner Street