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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
The former "Bigelow Estate" on Eastland Avenue,
an outstanding example of the Renaissance Revival Style