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Garrison Colonial Revival — 1925–1960

Garrison Characteristics

Is your house a Garrison Colonial?

Like the Cape Cod, the Garrison Colonial is a variation of the Colonial Revival style, which enjoyed enormous popularity during the 20th century.

It shares with the Colonial Revival many of the same characteristics including symmetry, roof pitch, and decorative detailing in such classical elements as double-hung six-over-six windows, pilasters, and traditional entries with broken pediments, side lights, or transoms.

Though Colonial Revival was hugely popular during the first quarter of the 20th century, middle-class Garrisons are almost never seen until the late 1920s. During the 1930s, the style peaks in popularity, becoming much more common. It remains a popular style just after the War and into the 1950s when more modern styles begin to emerge.


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