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Chateauesque



Chateauesque is a revival architectural style and it is based on the French Renaissance architecture . French country houses were awesome.In the late fifteenth century to the early seventeenth century, the French country houses were built I the Loire Valley. The term chateauesque is relied to American architectural historian Bainbridge Bunting.In term of North America, the Getty Research Institute's Art & Architecture Thesaurus includes both "Chateau Style" and "Chateauesque".

Richard Morris Hunt, the first American architect to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris who designed residences, including those for the Vanderbilt family, during the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s. The style became familiar in the United States by Richard Morris Hunt. The first building of this style were built in Canada in 1887 Quebec City Armoury. Many grand railway hotels were built in this style and public buildings,residential. The grand hotels are prominent landmarks in major cities across the country and in certain national parks because of the style associated with Canadian architecture.After the turn of 20th century the style began to fade.In 1930s,from new construction the style was largely absent.