Folk Victorian Style – popular 1870-1910
Folk Victorian 
The Folk Victorian was a confluence of several styles: Carpenter Gothic, Italianate as well as remnants of Federal. Janney Hill is an excellent representation of this the Folk Victorian Style with its symmetrical facade, the presence of decorative sawn woodwork detailing, turned porch columns, and lattice trim on the relatively simple frame. The influence of American designer Andrew Jackson Downing [1815-1852] and, architect Alexander Jackson Davis [1803-1892], prompted exploration after the Civil War of more exotic exterior detailing and building plans that broke away from the general trend of symmetry.
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