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Richardson Romanseque 1872-1890

  • Developed by Henry Hobson Richardson
  • Rock-faced di- or poly-chromatic masonry construction
  • Arches, lintels and structural features emphasized with different stone
  • Steep-pitched roofs with eyebrow dormers, square towers or round turrets
  • Chimneys squat, heavy-set and plainly treated
  • Straight-topped and arched windows; ribbon windows with colonettes
  • Based primarily on southern European examples