Styles prevalent during the reign of Queen Victoria came to full blossom with the arrival of the Queen Anne style in 1876. Alameda Architect Charles Shaner, whose home in that very style is pictured at the right, played on important role in dressing Alameda in the style’s regalia.
Karin Kay Jensen
Three types of Stick-style houses have been identified: gabled roof, towered and townhouse. Each of these types had appeared in Alameda by the mid-1880s when this “modern” style had gained popularity.
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Karin Kim Jensen
For four decades, the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS) has offered its annual Legacy Home Tour to increase public awareness and appreciation of Alameda’s range of historic architecture.
There are homes built in seven Victorian-era styles. Each blossomed and faded during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. Alameda’s examples begin with the Gothic Revival and end with the Craftsman styles. They include the Italianate, like the one on the left.