Foursquare Houses

Houses generally characterized by a simple, two-story cubical block with a hipped roof, four roughly equal-sized rooms on each floor, and a symmetrical facade; often also having a one-story front porch and one or more dormers; popular in the United States from the 1890s to the early 1930s.

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foursquare houses
foursquare house
American foursquares
boxes, Prairie
cornbelt cubes
cubes, cornbelt
four-square houses
four square houses
foursquares, American
houses, four-square
houses, four square
houses, foursquare
houses, Prairie square
Prairie Boxes
Prairie square houses
pyramids, two-story
square houses, Prairie
two-story pyramids
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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300259226. The J. Paul Getty Trust.