Donna's Alphabet Challenge: R (November 10, 2013)
Romanesque Revival and Richardsonian Romanesque are two related architectural styles. They evolved and reached their peak popularity from the mid- through the late 19th century in America. They reference elements of style found in Medieval churches in Europe in roughly the 10th and 11th centuries A.D. that were built in what is known as the Romanesque period in art and architecture. Romanesque gave way to Gothic style in the 12th century. Full versions of most of the shots are here: https://arctangent.smugmug.com/History/Historic-Styles-Architecture/RomanesqueRevivalArchitecture/
DP314-2013 Posted November 10; created November 9 from pictures taken this past week.
Eight different buildings are represented in the montage (detailed below). They include a range of sizes, and original purposes. All but one are still in active use, but only three are still serving their original purpose. You can read more about the features that characterize the two styles online. Four members of this community (that I'm aware of) have, in the past, uploaded pictures of buildings in these styles, though they didn't always identify them as such. (dakotacowboy, LGood, DreamCatcherPhotography, and brickroadstudio).
Note added 2016: Two of the above smuggers (DreamCatcherPhotography and brickroadstudio) have left smugmug since this montage was posted. Perhaps if you search smugmug, or more generally, Google, for Texas county courthouses, you can find examples of some of the buildings those photographers had once featured on this site.
Have some fun and research buildings in either of these styles in your locale and go see them in person. FYI two of the most famous ones are 'The Castle' of the Smithsonian in D.C. and Trinity Church, Boston.
The buildings in the montage are:
Top row, left to right: Former Unitarian Universalist Church, Ann Arbor (ca. 1882); Newberry Hall, U of M campus (ca. 1892); Starkweather Memorial Chapel, Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti (ca. 1899) - closed to the public; former Engine House No. 1, Adrian.
Middle row: The south front of the Lenawee County Courthouse, Adrian (ca. 1885), surrounded by images of details of the same building.
Bottom row: Saline First Presbyterian Church (ca. 1898); tower detail and west front of former Carnegie Public Library, Adrian (ca. 1909); tower detail and south (main) entrance of Starkweather Hall, campus of EMU, Ypsilanti (ca. 1896)
A final note. The colorful strips that separate the images were created by cropping and repeating a closeup of the ceramic tile belt course that encircles the Lenawee County Courthouse.
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From Older DailyPhotos #2 late 2013