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Renaissance Revival Style

Background on Renaissance Revival

The hallmarks of the Renaissance Revival Style are a stucco exterior, tile roof and heavy and often ornate classical details, such as a heavy bracketed cornice.  The style was inspired by the great palazzos of the Italian Renaissance.  The plan is usually symetrical, often employing a center hall entrance plan.
This style as well as Spanish Colonial Revival and Spanish Mission Revival are sometimes mistakenly put together in a single group called "mediterranean."  Although all have in common a tile roof and stucco exterior, this is an otherwise inaccurate grouping, given the very different origins and nature of the styles.
 
Historic Photos of Pelham Renaissance Revival Homes
 
 
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The former "Bigelow Estate" on Eastland Avenue,
an outstanding example of the Renaissance Revival Style