Central Presbyterian Church from Flickr (Steven Martin)

Romanesque Revival

Information on Style

A popular Victorian style, the Romanesque Revival is influenced by the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Richardsonian Romanesque is named after architect Henry Hobson Richardson, the popular stylistic movement swept America in the late 1800s and can be seen in many churches and mansions around Denver. The use of strong, simple massing, rusticated stone masonry construction, stone trimmed openings and semicircular arches are indicative of this style.

Fitzroy Place / Iliff Mansion from Denver Architecture website
Capitol Hill Mansion from Capitol Hill Mansion Website
Asbury Methodist Church from Churches of the West Blog
1800’s house from Denver Urbanism website


Rough-faced stone facade

Round arches over windows or entryway

Thick, cavernous entryways and window openings

Asymmetrical facades

Rounded or square towers