Painted Ladies: Examples of Row House Architecture
One of the most common examples of Victorian
architecture is the "Painted Ladies" of San Francisco. The term "Painted
Ladies" refers to Victorian- and Edwardian-style houses painted in
three or more colors, which is meant to highlight their intricate
details. The term first appeared in the 1978 book Painted Ladies: San
Francisco's Resplendent Victorians, but now applies to multicolored
Victorian homes all over the U.S.