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Tudor Revival


Background on Tudor Revival Style
A renewed American interest in medieval English architecture began about 1900 with a revival of Gothic and Jacobethan styles.  Different from Tudor, Jacobethan architecture was usually executed completely in brick or stone with classical limestone details and window lintels.  Tudor Revival, with its characteristic wood half-timbering and stucco, began later in the 1920s.  Fueled by earnings from Wall Street, the style earned the name "stockbroker tudor" in places like Pelham and Bronxville.

Books about Tudor Revival in the Pelham By Design Collection:

Tudor Style : Tudor Revival Houses in America from 1890 to the Present by Lee Goff

Historic Photos of Pelham Tudor Revival Style Houses

Tudor Revival Style house at the corner of Corona and Colonial Avenues (c. 1927)

Nearby Tudor Revival Landmarks

Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, New York

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, located in Oyster Bay, Long Island is the former estate of Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe and insurance magnate William Robertson Coe.  The arboretum is comprised of 409 acres landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers and a 65-room Tudor Revival mansion, which is open for tours spring through fall.

Other Tudor Landmarks

Meadow Brook Hall, located in Rochester Michigan, is a 110-room, Tudor-revival style mansion inspired by English country manor houses of the Tudor and Elizabethan periods.  The former residence of Oakland University founders Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred G. Wilson, it was designed by the Detroit architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls.  The residence contains period rooms and furnishings, with a virtual tour provided on the website.