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Architectural Styles: American Foursquare

Nineteenth Ward, Rochester.
Nineteenth Ward, Rochester

 

Nineteenth Ward, Rochester.
Nineteenth Ward, Rochester

 

Nineteenth Ward, Rochester
Nineteenth Ward Rochester

 

American Foursquare houses are so common in Rochester that whole blocks are filled with this style, which was popular from about 1895-1940. Families could order these houses from the Sears catalog. American Foursquare was well suited for homes on small city lots due to its boxy shape, which fit well on the lot while affording a roomy interior. Often these houses could incorporate tiled roofs or other details from Craftsman, Mission or other architectural styles.

One area with many American Foursquare homes is the 19th Ward in the southwest section of Rochester.

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