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A Graphic Overview of Housing Architecture, from 1600 to Now

Housing, like fashion, undergoes certain trends, fads, and styles. And each has its merits.

If you were curious as to the major eras of architecture, then look no further. This infographic covers all of them.

Philly, of course, has a mix of architecture, dominated by Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian. See how many styles on the infographic that you can find in your neighborhood. Notably missing from this visual survey in an era where people opt for urban alternative housing: the skyscraper. View the graphic in full size here.

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