Exterior paint on a Queen Anne
Photo: Nancy Andrews
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Rouge and lipstick

The Queen Anne architectural style developed in the 1880s and 1890s, when builders were just gaining access to a flood of factory-made house parts. Like children who've just been introduced to candy, they made lavish use of ornate fretwork and turned balusters, sometimes with little thought of which details were stylisticly in synch. Paint schemes can be just as exhuberant, for Queen Annes are the "painted ladies" of the Victorian era.
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