LATE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY REVIVALS

TUDOR REVIVAL (1890-1940)

Tudor Revival is loosely based on late Medieval English buildings from the 15th century and influenced by the American Eclectic movement. The style also embraced the modern Craftsman ideas and incorporated components into the buildings. Early 20th century subdivisions embraced this style and promulgated it throughout the United States. The style quickly faded in the 1930s, but became popular during the 1970s and is sometimes referred to as the Tudor Re-Revival.

Primary Stylistic Features
  • Steeply pitched roof.
  • Dominant cross gable.
  • Decorative half-timbering.
  • Tall narrow windows, often in groups.
  • Prominently placed massive chimneys.
  • Arched doorway.
  • Multiple materials that could include stucco, brick, or wood.
Secondary Stylistic Features
  • Simulated thatch.
  • Parapeted gables.
  • Cast stone trim.
  • Overlapping gables
  • End porches.

Evaluation Considerations

Tudor Revival style buildings are rare in Alaska. To be eligible individually or as a component of a district, they should have, at a minimum, a steeply pitched roof, tall narrow windows, and multiple materials. Other characteristics should be present to emphasis the character of the style. This style was used for residential and institutional buildings in Alaska.