The Tudor Revival style, based on early English building traditions, became appeared in the early 1900s and remained popular into the 1940s. Tudor Revival structures range from the rambling high-style houses with elaborate façades to the modest, unadorned houses available in mail order catalogs of the 1920s. Although Tudor Revival structures can greatly differ, there are a number of features that are common to the style and allow an easy identification.
The image on the left exemplifies the type of modest Tudor Revival constructed from the 1920s to the 1940s. These homes were often mass produced for use in new automobile suburbs. The image on the right exemplifies a high-style Tudor Revival, which displays many of the intricate details popular to the style.
At least one of the following features can be found on every Tudor Revival.
Steeply Pitched Gables
Prominent Front-Facing Gables
Mix of Masonry, Stucco, and Clapboards with Rusticated Stone Details
Window Quarrels (Diamond Pattern)
Round-Arch or Flat Pointed-Arch Doorways and/or Vertical Plank Doors