• Purpose in a Nutshell:

    This site provides an educational resource related to architectural styles and their historical contexts for a wide variety of building types. Like all knowledge, this is a living document, cumulative, and subject to revision and feedback. References to expand on this information are in the menu above. You are welcome to use images and information with proper credit to the URL and author. I hope you find it useful as a starting place for your own interests!  РTom Paradis


  • Introducing the Author

American Architectural Styles: An Introduction

Exterior styles are a product of deeper cultural values that represent¬†a particular place and time. Styles are somewhat analogous to clothing fads, which can come and go, and sometimes return. Back when the spread of cultural ideas and fashions across the country was slower, certain architectural styles remained in vogue for multiple decades or longer, … Continue reading