Historical and Contemporary Homes of Charlottetown


Greek Revival (1820-1860) – 5 Euston Street

5 Euston Street is a perfect example of Greek Revival housing because:

  • The large white columns supporting the large gable supported roof
  • The symmetry of every window on the face of the house
  • Long, narrow windows (and typically white in colour) are known to be associated with Greek Revival


Italianate (1850-1885) – 17 West Street

17 West Street is a perfect example of Italianate style housing because:

  • The house has more than one story, which is common in Italianate houses
  • Contains low pitched and hipped roof with a square cupola/belvedere on top
  • Intricately decorated lintels and overhanging eaves
  • Windows are tall and narrow with decorated crowns on top and below them.


Gothic Revival (1830-1860) – 19 Water Street

19 Water Street is a perfect example of Gothic Revival housing because:

  • It has a steeply pitched gable roof
  • Long, narrow white windows, which are symmetric to each other
  • Lots of detailing on the eaves, ginger bread-like


Romanesque Revival (1840-1900) – 22 West Street

22 West Street is a perfect example of Romanesque Revival housing because:

  • The walls are made of thick masonry, large stone blocks
  • The face of the building is generally asymmetrical
  • Arches over the windows and front door are a large focus of the house


Queen Anne (1880-1910) – 12 West Street

12 West Street is a perfect example of Queen Anne housing because:

  • This house has a gabled roof and bay windows
  • The inset wooden panelling and shingled siding are also notable features
  • The tower-like structure from the first to third floor is a prime Queen Anne aspect


Victorian Revival (1830-1900) – 9 Grafton Street

9 Grafton Street is a perfect example of Victorian Revival housing because:

  • This house has a high pitched roof, which is typical in Victorian houses
  • The decorative moulding/edges around the gables of the house
  • The vertical striped decorative siding near the pitch of the house adds Victorian detail


Federalist Housing (1790-1830) – 9 West Street

9 West Street is a perfect example of Federalist housing because:

  • This house is painted the typical white, with black shingles like most Federalist houses
  • The house is basically a rectangular box, with lots of windows
  • The windows and door follow a strict symmetry
  • Front door is the focus of the house, with large white columns and fancy moulding around it


Shed Style (1960-1970) – 74 Goodwill Avenue

74 Goodwill Avenue is a perfect example of Shed Style housing because:

  • Oddly shaped roof with steep angles, and wooden siding
  • Shed houses do not form a peak where a typical roof would meet, rather this one splits
  • This type of house also has large expansive windows, which give it a modern look


International Style (1925-present) – 10 Crestwood Drive

10 Crestwood Drive is a perfect example of International housing because:

  • International style housing is known for having a very simple look
  • The house has a flat roof, common in International styled, modern looking houses
  • Most, if not all, international houses are asymmetrical in shape, as is this one


Ranch Style (1935-present) – 84 Brighton Road

84 Brighton Road is a perfect example of Ranch housing because:

  • Your typical one-story home, can be long
  • Large windows, with an asymmetrical facade
  • The roof can usually be low and overhanging


Colonial Revival (1880-1955) – 62 North River Road

62 North River Road is a perfect example of Colonial Revival housing because:

  • Typically two or more stories, the one pictures has three stories
  • The main face of the house is symmetrical, while the right and left sides are not
  • Emphasis in detail put on the doorway


Craftsman (1905-1930) – 17 Villa Avenue

17 Villa Avenue is a perfect example of Craftsman housing because:

  • The white columns on the entrances to the patio are evident examples of Craftman style qualities
  • Low pitched gable roof, and multi panelled windows are Craftsman
  • Multiple storied house, as the one in the picture is two stories with what looks like a third


Tudor Style (1890-1940) – 11 Churchill

11 Churchill is a perfect example of Tudor style housing because:

  • The steeply pitched roof and vertical panelling on the upper siding of the house are Tudor Style
  • Long, narrow windows are part of the Tudor Style as well
  • A lot of Tudor houses have multiple fireplaces, this house has two, one on each side


Chateauesque Style (1880-1910) – 94 Brighton Road

94 Brighton Road is a perfect example of Chateauesque housing because:

  • The arch over the doorway, and wooden framed/small panelled windows are features of Chateauesque housing
  • The stone/concrete and stucco looking siding is the most noticeable feature that is associated with this house type
  • Long & narrow chimney and the bay window are also noticeable features related to Chateauesque


Prairie Style (1900-1920) – 41 Queen Elizabeth Drive

41 Queen Elizabeth Drive is a perfect example of Prairie housing because:

  • Overhanging eaves, meant to block sunlight as a Prairie style feature
  • Rows of small windows, asymmetrical
  • Prairie houses usually have no more than two stories, like the one in the picture


Split Level (1950-present) – 4 Wyndwood Crescent

4 Wyndwood Crescent is a perfect example of Prairie style housing because:

  • Split level homes split upstairs and downstairs at the entrance.  You can tell this one does because the door is between the upper and bottom floors
  • Large windows on the front, upper part of the house
  • Basement windows below the level of the door and below the upper level windows


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