27 Kimball Avenue Tudor Revival (1945)

The Tudor home at 27 Kimball Avenue was constructed in 1945 and is an extraordinary late example of the Tudor Revival Period (1880–1940). 70551618_0_byqyru1

The Tudor Revival style drew from medieval English architecture and was ignited by William Morris, a promoter of the British Arts and Crafts movement in the late nineteenth century. The form was based on broad reinterpretations of English manor houses. Enormously popular in the 1920s and 30s, it benefited from advances in masonry veneer technique that facilitated brick and stucco façades. Steeply pitched roofs, prominent cross gables, half-timbering, large chimneys with chimney pots and tall narrow windows are found in the Tudor Revival style. Entrance doorways are typically arched and elaborate. Few Tudor style homes exist in Ipswich, the most famous being Crane Castle.

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