Historian Greg Koos' Architectural Walks
For the past three years we have been lucky enough to have Greg Koos lead architectural walks in our neighborhood. Greg interesting information about the architecture of our homes and talks about the various sytles of architecture that are present in our neighborhood. In 2015 Greg talked to us about the smaller homes in the neighborhood, focusing on Florence, Harwood, Kreitzer, Taylor and Woodland. Greg has provided a copy of his handout from this walk.
The houses below are examples of the various styles to be found in Founders' Grove or Bloomington. They come from another blog by Thomas Paradis a professor in Arizona.
The recessed doorway with fanlight, hipped roof and arched upper window typify the Colonial Revival style.
This tudor revival is characterised by the half timbering and steep rooflines.
The Queen Anne style is reflected in the corner turret, varied window sizes, and cross gabled plan.
The foursquare style includes a boxy shape, and two floor plan with pyramidal roof with dormers.
The Gothic Revival style is typified by the steep roof and decorative verge boards.
The Italianate style is apparent in the tall, arched windows, nearly flat roof and tall rectangular shape.
The porch with its columns and triangular pediment typifies the neoclassical revival style.