Title: WASHINGTON STREET #1648
Location Current Site: Denver CO UNITED STATES
Creator Assoc Person Name: Dulan,Peter
Creator Assoc Person Role: Photographer
Subject.Image Description: Near view
Description.Image Comments: Richardsonian Romanesque house,c. 1889-90. Rounded arch windows. Stained glass window.Massive Romanesque capitals for double columns on porch.Wall dormer.Slide donated from Peter Dulan collection.
Source.Acquisition Date: 1998-07-17 00:00:00
Style/Period: Romanesque Revival
Style/Period Description: ROMANESQUE REVIVAL (1850 -1895) The term refers to the 19th century revival of a European Medieval style characteristic of monasteries and churches from ca. 1000 to 1200. The earliest Romanesque revivals of the 1840s, such as the 1846 Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. by John Renwick, were referred to as being in the Norman or Round Style, and they were influenced by examples in England and Germany. Richardsonian Romanesque is a later style variant named after the work of American architect Henry Hobson Richardson (1838?1886), who designed Trinity Church (1872) in Boston, Massachussets, and the Allegheny County Courthouse (1884) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Richardson was revered in his day, and many architects and builders emulated characteristics of his work: simple, bold massing; rock-faced masonry; heavily molded, round arches; contrasting dark brown and red stone surfaces; round corner towers; dormer windows; and short stone columns with Romaesque interlace carving on the capitals. Almost every city in the United States has a building imitating Richardson's Romanesque Revival, although most of their designers exaggerated the style's more picturesque qualities by adding towers, color contrasts, and decorative elements. The Rookery (1886) in Chicago, Illinois, by Burnham and Root influenced office building design elsewhere. The Texas courthouses of John Reilly Gordon exemplify Romanesque Revival public buildings. Frank Edbrooke was largely responsible for spreading Richardson's influence in Denver.
Subject Image View Type: Exterior, general view
ID Number.Former Image Accession VISC: 36444
Rights Description: Copyright owned by The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate, and the photographer. All rights reserved.
ID Number.Former Digital Accession VISC: 4377
Collection Name: Architecture and Planning Collection
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