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Before we get started I just wanted to say that this is a long one. There are over 500 houses in this video and even with each one being only 1 second, that's still almost 9 minutes. This video represents the surrounding Twin Cities, and not Minneapolis or St. Paul. I am making separate videos for each of those two cities. Let's get started.
The first few houses are from the late 1800's These were probably the original farmhouses of the era, just before we get into the 20th century.
The first couple decades of the 20th centurey were ruled by the bungalow, or more specifically, the craftsman bungalow. But most of these were built in Minneapolis and Saint Paul so there are very few in this video. But in 1940's after world war 2, we see a boom of relatively styleless house called Minimal Traditional. They were designed to be low cost and to be built quickly. There were a great number of these built between 1930's up until the end of the 1940's. A lot of this was due to the need for housing after the war. Many veterens were coming back and were looking to purchase housing to start their families.
At around 1950, the ranch style came into effect. Locally we call this the "rambler." This single story house was built in the 50's and 60's. There are a lot of these ranch, or rambler houses in the twin cities.
Next up we have the split-level house found from the mid 50's to the mid 70's. The reason for this style of house was to put the sleeping quarters away from the rest of the house, on a different level. Here in the twin cities, it's common to find 3-level splits, 4-level splits, and split-bi-level.
In the 70's and 80's architectural style swung back to the traditional form. Houses in this form are called neo-eclectic, with each specific style being named after the earlier incarnation. Neo-colonial, neo-tudor, neo-victorian, and the like.
In the 80's and onward there is more of a prevalence of townhouses, and you can see many more of these in my photos.
Continuing into the 2000's we see more of the same, neo-colonials, ranch houses, split-level houses.
Hope that was interesting. Give me some feedback. And if you are looking to buy or sell in the Twin Cities, contact me.