NR Description – Architectural Range

Between 1887, when Jacob Lot Ludlow’s own house (107) was built, and 1929, when the Depression hit, the West End witnessed a continuum of mainstream stylistic expressions, including examples of the Late Victorian Queen Anne style, the Neo-Classical Revival, the Colonial Revival, the Craftsman style, and a variety of other styles which made brief appearances, among which were the Tudor Revival, the Spanish Mission style and the Gothic Revival. Together these establish a richly varied architectural environment in the West End. It should be noted that while there are fairly high style examples in each stylistic category, more of the buildings in the neighborhood exhibit somewhat simpler and therefore more popular interpretations of the represented styles. In addition, many of the houses reflect a cross-over of styles, the most common of which is the Colonial Revival-Craftsman combination. Regardless of the style or the level of sophistication, however, most buildings erected during the West End’s primary period of significance exhibit well thought-out design, good use of materials, and quality craftsmanship.


Also referenced in the Inventory:

  • Dutch Colonial Revival
  • Italian Renaissance Revival
  • Late Victorian Cottage



National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination (1987)