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American Foursquares or American Four Squares are a style of American houses that were popular from mid-1890 to late 1930. The style incorporates elements from Prairie and Craftsman style and is also sometimes known as the Transitional Period. These kinds of homes were a reaction to the ornate and mass-produced features of Victorian and Revival residential architectural styles and they favored a plainer, more modest, and honest woodwork style with a handcrafted feel. Common characteristics of American Foursquare homes can include boxy and square shape and design, large boxy rooms, hipped roof with a centered dormer, built-in furniture, arched entries, large porch with wide stairs, and they are typically two-and-a-half stories high.