Colonial Revival

You can read about the history and designation of the Colonial Revival historic landmark.



Reacting to the elaborate decoration and ornamentation characteristic of the Queen Anne style, Colonial Revival architecture emphasized symmetry and simple detailing. Reappearing after the 1876 Centennial Exposition, the Colonial Revival style reflected patriotism and a return to the simplicity of the past. Most commonly represented in the private residences of prominent Minneapolitans, Colonial Revivals homes are rare throughout the city.

Common characteristics:

  • Symmetrical façade
  • Brick or wood siding
  • Gable roof
  • Pillars and columns
  • Dormers

Colonial Revivals in Minneapolis:


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