History & Architecture
Calder Place 1929 was originally touted as "a large tract of heavily wooded land on Calder Road with features included to make this addition the highest type of Beaumont close-in suburban property." As stated in advertisements for the development, it was to include "all the modern conveniences as well as paved streets, ornamental street lighting, elaborate brick entrances and shade trees." The first home was built in 1931.

Predominant architectural styles in Calder Place 1929 are:

Georgian (1880-1955)
• Box-shaped with one or two stories and two rooms deep.
• Windows are strictly symmetrical, typically larger, numerous and highly decorated.
• Doorways are somewhat elaborate front entrances, with an entablature above front door.
• Rooflines are hipped, gabled, or gambrel.
• Most long-lived style of American buildings.


Neo-classical (1895-1950)
• Facade dominated by full-height porch with roof support by classical columns.
• Symmetrically balanced windows and center door.
• Unadorned roof line.
• Sparing application of ornamentation.
• After 1925, very slender, unfluted (often square) columns used.



Neo-classical one-story
Central dormers with hipped roof.
• Colonnaded porch either full-or partial-width and may be included under the same roof or have a separate, flat, or shed roof.


Minimal Traditional (1935-1950)
• Roof pitches are low or intermediate, rather than steep, as in the preceding Tudor style.
• Usually, not always, a large chimney with at least one front-facing gable.
• Built of wood, brick, stone or a mixture of these wall-cladding materials.

Ranch (early 1950-1960)
• One story houses with low-pitched roofs.
• Broad, rambling facades loosely based on colonial precedents.
• Made possible by automobile replacing street cars and buses after WWII.
• Originated in the 1930s and still popular today.

Tudor Cottage (1890-1940)
• Steeply pitched roofline.
• Side gables (usually).
• Large, elaborate chimneys, commonly crowned by decorative chimney pots. Chimney placed in prominent location on the front or side of the house.
• Tall, narrow windows, usually in multiple groups.




Colonial Revival (1880-1955)
• Doorways are accentuated, normally with decorative crown supported by pilasters or extended forward and supported by slender columns to form entry porch. Doors often have sidelight or even overhead fanlights.
• Summetrically balanced windows and center door.
• Windows are double-hung sashes, usually with mutil-pane glazing.
• Exterier veneer pre-1920, wood. After 1920, masonry.


One-story Colonial Revival (1920-1940)
• Generally Cape Cod cottages, loosely patterned after early wooden
folk houses usually with addition of
Georgian-or Adam-inspired doorways.

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