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What is the difference between an Edwardian and a Victorian house in San Francisco?

Asked by occ (4080points) October 24th, 2006
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peggylou's avatar
I've never heard of an Edwardian house. We own a Victorian home. I have heard of Edwardian homes in England that were built during the Edwardian era (1901-1910), pre-World War I. This would have been during the reign of King Edward VII. But I've never heard of one in the U.S. Where, in San Francisco, is an Edwardian house?
tyson's avatar
there is a historical edwardian building on the corner of 23rd and Bryant in the Mission District of San Francisco. Currently Million Fishes Arts Collective's gallery is located there and pictures can be found somewhere on www.millionfishes.com.
kelly's avatar
i believe that edwardian architecture uses a mansard (sp?) roof that allows window and a habitable floor in the roof or top floor. it was a way around building codes that didn't allow living space in attics or that had maximum height restrictions
churchill95's avatar

i think kelly is right. edwardians have flat roofs and victorians have triangle roofs.

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