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Old 10-27-2012, 11:02 PM
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I have a bit of fascination with the style and am curious which city and/or city neighborhood you all feel carries the best example of Victorian housing in the United States?
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Try Noe Valley, in San Francisco. Lots of Victorian and Edwardian architecture throughout SF, though. Nob Hill is good. Try Pacific Heights, too. And Lower Haight and Western Addition and Russian Hill...
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Some of most popular Victorian architecture in the country often includes the "Painted Ladies" surrounding Alamo Square and many houses that make up Pacific Heights, both in SF.

Long walks through Pac Heights were one of my most favorite pastimes when I lived in SF.

San Francisco Victorian Architecture - Visitor Guide to San Francisco Painted Ladies

Painted ladies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and Capitol Hill in DC have very nice Victorian rowhouses. Park Slope in Brooklyn has impressive Victorian brownstones. Parts of Boston like Back Bay have good samples. But San Francisco has to be the Victorian capitol of the world.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Lafayette Square in St. Louis is one of the largest Victorian neighborhoods in the country, and it's pretty damn gorgeous. Here's a link to my Lafayette Square photo thread on Skyscraperpage.com:
Lafayette Square - St. Louis according to Mr. & Mrs. Gasm - SkyscraperPage Forum
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Lafayette Square in St. Louis is one of the largest Victorian neighborhoods in the country, and it's pretty damn gorgeous. Here's a link to my Lafayette Square photo thread on Skyscraperpage.com:
Lafayette Square - St. Louis according to Mr. & Mrs. Gasm - SkyscraperPage Forum
Great pics. Also, in your link someone showed some pics of Montreal--another town with great looking Victorian houses.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Summit Hill, St. Paul. One of the best Victorian neighborhoods in the country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_Avenue_(St._Paul)
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I also love the look of Victorian architecture. Although you many neighborhoods across the country were built employing Victorian architecture, it does not seem as though many of them are largely intact in their present day form.

I have heard/seen pictures of San Francisco and other areas of Northern California (Eureka, I believe) have very notable stocks of Victorians.

In contrast to the West Coast's predominately wooden forms of Victorian housing, you seem to find a lot of Victorian-era architecture on the East Coast with brick or stone.

Washington, DC's Mt. Pleasant and Lanier Heights neighborhoods definitely have a solid stock of brick Victorians.

Philadelphia is another example, with the West Philly neighborhoods of Spruce Hill and Squirrel Hill home to a significant collection of brick/stone Victorian-era rowhomes.

Brookline and Newton, two suburbs right outside of Boston, are also notable for large Victorian, single-family homes, but in styles more akin to the West Coast.
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