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Havre fire of 1904 gave rise to fine downtown architecture

The Craftsman style continues the "paring down" of the excessive architectural detail of the Victorian era homes to a more streamlined style.

The Craftsman first entered neighborhoods at the beginning of the 20th century and continued to the 1930s. The Arts and Crafts style discussed in my last article started the movement from "excess" to "less is better," and the Craftsman took this idea even further, keeping many of the same elements like tapered columns, cottage-style windows and usually, but not always, a front gable accompanied by a large front porch. Beams protruding from the eaves o...

 

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