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Identifying the Architectural Style of Your Pelham Home

The first step in any home restoration or preservation project is to understand the period and architectural style in which it was built.  Several books in the "Pelham By Design" collection that can help are: 
  • American Architecture Since 1780 -- A Guide to the Styles, by Marcus Whiffen;
  • A Field Guide to American Houses, by Virginia & Lee McAlester;
  • What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture, by John C. Poppeliers.
Some of the most common architectural styles found in Pelham are:

Other On-line Guides to Architectural Styles
Montgomery County, Virginia Planning Department maintains a website with a compilation of sources on various architectural styles.
An on-line compilation of information on various architectural styles can also be found at: provides some very basic information about various architectural styles.