|Authentic English Tudor, 1575-1620, Wealden, Englalnd|
|Colonial American Tudor, before the revival.|
Like the Queen Anne style, Tudor is something of a misnomer used more because that era in English history is fairly familiar. Like the term "Victorian," Tudor denotes much more an historic period that a style of architecture. The fact is, the predominant architectural style of the Tudor period was Jacobean. Technically we should therefore call the Tudor style Jacobean Revival. At the very least we might call it Tudor Revival, though in fact, in England at least, Tudor has been such a popular building style for so long no "revival" would be needed. However in the U.S., call it Tudor or Jacobean, the style would date back to the 1600s and was popular only because of it's simplicity of construction. It was quickly replaced by the contemporary English Adam style of the time once colonial builders were able to handle the rather more complex masonry and carpentry that style demanded.
|American Tudor Revival, early 20th century|
|Simple Tudor veneer|